The South African Football Federation (SAFA) has banned a club for life after scoring fifty-nine goals in one match.
Matiyasi FC, who were vying for promotion to the Provincial ABC Motsepe League, beat Nsami Mighty Birds 59-1, with forty-one of the goals scored as own-goals.
According to reports, a player who was recorded to have been given a red card in the first half was also recorded to have scored a goal in the second half.
The two clubs have been banned after SAFA’s regional office in Limpopo summoned both clubs to a Disciplinary Committee hearing on 25 May 2022 in Giyani.
The teams were charged and found guilty of corruption and contravening the association’s statutes.
In the verdict, the clubs have been permanently banned from all football activities while the officials implicated from both clubs have also been given a five-year suspension within the region.
In another match from the same league, Shivulani Dangerous Tigers beat Kototo Happy Boys 33-1 on the same date. Seven own goals were also recorded.
The teams were also found guilty of contravening the SAFA rules and were handed a life-ban from all football activities.