PSL : Ntshumayelo’s to appeal ban

PSL : Ntshumayelo’s to appeal ban

Thandani Ntshumayelo is set to appeal his four-year ban from football agent, Tim Sukazi

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The former Orlando Pirates player Thandani Ntshumayelo was recently sentenced to a four-year ban from football for testing positive for cocaine.

After the banning by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport, Orlando Pirates then called the player into a disciplinary hearing where his contract was terminated

The 26-year-old confessed to snorting three lines of cocaine at a party and admitted his guilt for the offense but said it was influenced by friends.

Tim Sukazi, hopes the player’s admission of guilt for using a class A substance will see his four-year ban from playing football significantly reduced.

He told Kwese Sports: “We’re not dealing with someone who pleaded not guilty. He went into the hearing with (SAIDS) very open and clearly illustrated his remorse. I’ve no idea on how much his sentence could be reduced. It was out of character he used those substances.”

Sukazi added: “We’re shocked by this whole event and were caught with our pants down on it. From what I’ve seen of the precedent in other similar cases, he could hopefully get a two-year reduction on his ban. Obviously, he’s devastated.

Ntshumayelo has 21 days to appeal his four-year ban by SAIDS, from the day the sentence was handed down on Tuesday, 23 August.

Source : Kwese sports