David Thidiela set for hearing over Irvin Khoza PSL leadership criticism


The Premier Soccer League has confirmed a date for the next disciplinary hearing for Black Leopards chairman David Thidiela.

Last season Thidiela was found guilty of bringing the League into disrepute when he threatened referee Victor Hlungwani.

Lidoda Duvha had just lost 1-0 to Bloemfontein Celtic at their home base of Thohoyandou Stadium when the no-nonsense boss approached Hlungwani and reportedly told him to never set foot in Venda again.

Thidiela received an initial one-year ban from all football activities and R1-million fine in February as punishment, but that was reduced in July to just a R200 000 fine, half of which was suspended, following an appeal.

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However, Thidiela is not completely off the hook as he still has to face the music for his scathing attack on PSL chairman Irvin Khoza last December.

The Leopards owner wrote an open letter calling for a regime change and said the League needed "more than one man" to make decisions.

"The other Thidiela matter is on the roll I think for the 6th of November," PSL prosecutor Nande Becker tells snl24.com/kickoff.

"This is the case where he had everything to say about the League, when he said the League has been captured etc, etc. So that one has been set for a hearing again."