SA club permanently banned from football after scoring 59 goals in one match

A Limpopo-based club in the lower division of the South African football system has been banned 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.

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

According to, 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 teams 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 recorded.

The teams were also found guilty of contravening the SAFA rules and were handed a life-ban from all football activities.


18 thoughts on “SA club permanently banned from football after scoring 59 goals in one match

  1. We have a same problem in our village,where there team registered for a league but doesn’t have play grounds…they use other teams kit and that is also taking part in the league

  2. I played in a semi professional league and this country and corruption goes hand in hand and the people involved are only black match officials. And this is why South Africa will never strive as a football nation because of all this corruption.

  3. It’s utter disgrace, but knowing how they operate they will resurface without anyone catching them.

  4. Corruption Corruption Corruption corruption
    Corruption Corruption Corruption

    All the way, yoh haay South Africa and the whole Africa maar

  5. This also happened about 15 years ago when I was in Nigeria, when a club had to score 15 goals to qualify to stay in the league, and managed to score 16 against the 2nd placed team. They were also suspended from their league, as in 30 games in the whole season, they only managed to score 5 goals.

  6. Pure selling and buying of games, I really support the decision by the league mangement .

  7. Does SAFA have the laws when team score more goals like this will face banned some teams know that law asking to safa.

  8. This corruption in SA soccer going on for too long from top to bottom. Our football is in disarray. Fail to qualify for WC; afcon etc. Even at major events we flopped. There was a flaw as 2010 WC hist

  9. I wish everyone could get my side of the story as to what actually was happening on that day.PREJUDICE and VETTING A ONE SIDED STORY WILL MAKE EVERYONE TO STAY AND BELIEVE A ONE SIDED STORY PERMANENTLY.


  10. oy i swar don des negros aint gna b mickin m leagu up y r the y conseding so many gols its un utter disgrace like im white with rights so technically i can so pls dont b doing that again or i will kick out the league

    chris sherwood

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