THE Women Super League Management Committee (WSLMC) has suspended the duo of Lehloenya Nkhasi (LDF Ladies coach) and Teboho Monare (Kick4Life assistant coach) for 10 official matches for their unsporting behavior during their teams match last Saturday at Kick4Life.
LDF, who are the runaway leaders on the eight team Super League table with 33 points after winning all of their 11 matches so far, were involved in a brawl with their arch rivals, Kick4Life in a match where LDF beat Kick4Life 3-0.
According to the WSLMC chairperson, Chris Bullock, there was an incident which led to an altercation between the LDF coach and some of Kick4Life players.
“There was an unfortunate incident after the game which led to an altercation between the LDF ladies’ coach and some of the players of Kick4Life Ladies,” Bullock said.
“Also, during the game there is evidence that the Kick4Life Assistant Coach deliberately tripped an LDF player.”
The coaches have been sternly warned that any repeat of such offence will automatically trigger a permanent ban from WSLMC activities.
“The two coaches are out for the next 10 officials matches of the Women Super League.”
Bullock said the WSLMC is setting an example to ensure that such incidents do not happen again.
“These are incidents which, as the management of the league, we believe we have to take strong action against as we are trying to grow our game and also promote women in football. We are disappointed that leaders in women’s football, including male leaders, have been involved in such incidents. We hope that this action will show that we do not tolerate that sort of behavior,” said Bullock.
The WSLMC has since released a statement also condemning hooliganism.
“The WSLMC deeply regrets the incidents which happened last Saturday on the 2nd of March 2019 at Kick4Life grounds during and following the fixture between Kick4Life Ladies and LDF Ladies which brought our league into disrepute,” part of the statement reads.