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South African Club banned for life after beating Opponent 59-1, and 41 of these were own goals

The shocking results of a football match in South Africa has landed both players and coaching in trouble as these teams would no longer taste official football in that country.

Matiyasi FC is a lower division club in South African club. This club has been banned for life after scoring fifty-nine goals in one match.

This club which was competing for promotion to the Provincial ABC Motsepe League, beat Nsami Mighty Birds 59-1, with forty-one of the goals scored as own-goals in the game.

One other strange thing about this game is that one player who was given a red card in the first half also scored a goal in the second half and this put football authorities at a loss as to the possibility of such a scenario happening without any match fixing

The incident occurred last week and the South African Football Association (SAFA) has now reacted.

According to SAFA, the country’s football ruling body, SAFA’s regional office in Limpopo summoned both Matiyasi FC and Nsami Mighty Birds to a Disciplinary Committee hearing on 25 May 2022 in Giyani.

Both teams were charged and found guilty of corruption and going against the association’s statutes.

SAFA then announced that Matiyasi FC has been permanently banned from all football activities while both teams have also been given a five-year suspension within the region.


About Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a writer with passion for cutting-edge news

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