Highlanders coach Hendrik Pieter de Jongh and Chicken Inn gaffer Joey Antipas have been sanctioned by the Premier Soccer Soccer League after the pair criticised the football body over fixture congestion.

The two coaches attacked the PSL and Zifa for not observing the Fifa international break. The league released two full-fixture schedules when the Warriors were involved in the 2021 Afcon qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia two weeks ago.

According to the Chronicle, Antipas and de Jongh were charged for contravening an Article of the Standing orders which doesn’t allow a player or official to make comments in the media or social which brings the League and /or its sponsors into disrepute.

They have each been slapped with $1 250 fines.

Antipas who doubled as the Warriors coach blasted the move to have the league games during the international break, saying: “This whole thing is a mess because this is a Fifa week. Everywhere in the world, no local games are being played.

“Mind you, the national team games take priority over the domestic programme.”

The Highlanders coach also made similar comments at a press conference ahead of their match against Ngezi Platinum Stars saying: “The only problem is PSL and Zifa, who l feel should follow the Fifa rules.

“They are not my rules, but Fifa rules. All over the world, the FAs listen to coaches, so I hope that in future we won’t have situations such as this one. ”

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