The Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League has kicked out Herentals from the top division after the Harare club regained their topflight status through an appeal.
The Premier League punishes The Students for turning to state courts for football issues. Herentals went to the High Court as a response to a charge for manipulating the result of a league game against Black Rhinos.
“The Students were this time found guilty of breaching PSL statutes by taking football matters to the ordinary courts.
“The PSL Disciplinary Committee expelled Herentals FC from the Premier Soccer League for taking football matters to court,” the League said.
“In addition, the club has been fined One hundred thousand dollars (ZWL $100 000) together with the costs of the hearing . The fine should be paid by 31 March 2020."
It remains to be seen which team will soon replace the Harare club in the highest division.