A club in the South African club, Matiyasi FC in the lower division has been banned for life after scoring 59 goals in one match.
The banned club is said to have beaten Nsami Mighty Birds 59-1, with 49 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 FarPost.co.za, 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 banned permanently from all football activities.