Ntouba red card still stands – PSL

The Premier Soccer League has said that it has not received a protest letter from Dynamos FC or any communicationx1 from the Zimbabwe Football Association regarding the expulsion of Joel Ntouba Epoupa in a match against Highlanders on Sunday.

The PSL, in a press release signed by its Communications and Media Liaison Officer Kudzai Bare says it only has in its possession a report from referee Arnold Ncube.

On Monday, Zifa shocked the footballing public in Zimbabwe by announcing that the red card Epoupa had been shown for headbutting Peter Muduhwa had been rescinded.

After that a complaint letter was alleged to have been sent to someone.

PSL says it is not the recipient of that letter spelling out Order of the PSL Rules and Regulations.

The rules say:

  • Such a written complaint must be accompanied by a protest fee of $1000 and lodged with the General Secretariat within 48 hours of the game.
  • Spell out the full facts and refer to rules and regulations
  • The protest must not be made against the referee and/or assistant referee’s decision connected with play, such decisions being final

That final clause which 30.1.2.5 essentially means Epoupa really wouldn’t win this if he appealed.

Taking control is the PSL.