Tshakhuma Tsha Madzhivhandila FC official Livhuwani Madzuhe is relieved that they were fined, and not docked points, after they contravened the NSL handbook rules against TS Sporting in Thohoyandou on April 20.
TTM appeared in front of the PSL disciplinary committee for failing to field two under-23 players when they won 3-0 against TS Sporting.
The club was fined R30 000, 50% is suspended for 12 months and they’ve been ordered to pay the costs of the sitting.
TTM, who drew 0-0 with Jomo Cosmos on Sunday, are hoping to finish in one of the play-off spots. They are currently in third place after Ajax Cape Town dropped points at home against Uthongathi and moved a spot down to fourth.
"We are relieved, technical team and the players all they are happy now. We knew point deduction was not gonna happen because it happened with the previous teams. we also know that some of the teams have been getting a fine for doing the same mistake,” he said.
Madzhuve admits that it was an error from the technical team.
"I think it's oversight from the technical team man. Because we started with five as a standard you see, and I think in the field of ground we were having three.
"We always have more than two because we've got a lot of youngsters. Our understanding for this rule is that it's here to develop our young talent in South African football. That's why they implemented that rule.”