SAFA CAPE TOWN COCA-COLA AMATEUR KNOCK-OUT CUP 2019

SAFA CAPE TOWN COCA-COLA AMATEUR KNOCK-OUT CUP 2019

RULES AND REGULATIONS

 
Contents
1. Eligibility and Format ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2
2. Registration of Players …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3
3. Match Duration ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
3.1 Seniors …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
3.2 Under 18 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
3.3 Women ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4
4. Referees ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4
6. Protests ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5
7. Ineligible Players ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6
8. Suspensions …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7
9. The Match / Playing kit ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7
10. Substitutes ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8
11. Prizes and Awards ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8
12. General ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8
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1. Eligibility and Format
1.1 The Coca-Cola Amateur Knock-Out Cup will be played as a knock out competition for clubs from the region’s various Local Football Associations (LFAs) under the jurisdiction of SAFA Cape Town
1.2 Only teams/players who play in the leagues of their Local Football Association (amateur) shall be eligible to participate in the Senior Coca-Cola Cup as well as the U/18 and Womens’ division
1.3 Players, playing in the following leagues are not eligible to participate, PSL, 1st Division, ABC Motsepe (2nd Division) and SAB 3rd Division League subject to deregistration in their respective league.
1.4 LFAs shall register every team who intends to participate in the Coca-Cola Amateur Knock-Out Cup competition in the three divisions prior to the start of the competition. The Region shall stipulate the commencement of the Competition.
1.5 A preliminary round shall be held at LFA Level (if necessary) in accordance with a formula determined by the Region’s Competitions Committee.
1.6 An open draw shall be held at Regional level for the commencement of the Coca-Cola Amateur Knock-Out Cup competition.
1.7 There will be a draw for the preliminary and two hundred and fifty-six (256) round of games. From the last one hundred and twenty-eight (128) round of games the grid system will be effective.
1.8 In the senior division only the LFA league winners of the previous season will be seeded and commence playing in the Competition from round two hundred and fifty-six (256).
1.9 The competition shall be governed by these special set of rules and regulations for the Coca-Cola Amateur Knock-Out Cup Cup competition. These rules and regulations will form the bases of the competition. Teams will play under these rules and regulations.
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1.10 In the event of a tie at the conclusion of regular time, a penalty shoot-out shall take place (as per normal rules of penalty shoot-outs).
1.11 If bad light effects the conclusion of the penalty shoot out, the match will be decided by the toss of a coin to determine the winner.
1.12 All matches shall be played to produce a result on match day.
1.13 No grace period will be given at any stage of the competition.
2. Registration of Players
2.1 Every player and technical staff shall be a registered member of SAFA Cape Town for the current playing season (2019-20) with a registration card number.
2.2 Only in the Women’s division SAFA Cape Town and Sasol League cards will be allowed to participate (only 2019-20 cards will be accepted).
2.3 Each team is permitted to have eighteen (18) players and three (3) bench officials.
2.4 Only SAFA Cape Town Registration card 2019-20 may be used in the Coca-Cola Amateur Cup Knock-Out Cup competition.
2.5 It shall be an offence to submit false information when registering a player. The onus shall be on the clubs to ensure that the information submitted is accurate in every respect, and that all requirements are adhered to. The issuing of a registration card does not absolve a team or player of this responsibility.
2.6 No card no play rule will apply.
2.7 In the under 18 division players born on or after 1st January 2001 are eligible to participate in the under 18 division.
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2.8 Women are an open age group which shall include teams from the Regional Women’s League, SASOL and all LFA leagues as well as Schools.
2.9 Managers are to report to the convener one (1) hour before kickoff.
3. Match Duration
3.1 Seniors
3.1.1 All matches shall have duration of two (2) equal halves of forty-five (45) minutes each with ten (10) min half time break.
3.2 Under 18
3.2.1 All matches shall have duration of two equal halves of thirty (30) min with a ten (10) min half time break.
3.3 Women
3.3.1 All matches shall have duration of two (2) equal halves of forty (40) min with ten (10) min half time break.
4. Referees
4.1 Match officials shall be appointed by the Region and the respected LFAs if the need arises.
4.2 Match Official fees are determined as follows:
4.2.1 Seniors – One Hundred and Twenty-five Rand (R125.00) per team
4.2.3 Women – One Hundred Rand (R100.00) per team
4.2.3 Under 18 – Seventy-Five Rand (R75.00) per team
4.3 The teams will remunerate the match officials up to the last thirty-two (32) round.
4.4. The Region will pay the match officials from the last sixteen (16) round.
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5. Duty of the Match Officials and Team Managers
5.1 Collect team list and facilitate the inspection of players, substitute, officials and registration cards together with the opposing team’s delegate thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of the match.
5.2 Failing to adhere to 5.1 will result in the club being fined.
5.3 All team sheets are to be completed before the start of game. Managers and coaches are to complete team sheet. Only players whose names are listed on the team sheet before kickoff are permitted to play in the match. No names may be added to the team sheets once the game has commenced and no team sheets to be handed to match official during games. (NB – Complete list before kickoff)
5.4 Match Official fees (see referees fee item 4), whether the LFA or the Region appoints them. The match fees shall be payable before the commencement of the game.
5.5 Match Officials are to complete the normal match report/team sheets and submit it to the convener with total score, goal scorers’ names, cautions and send offs, etc.
5.6 It will be the duty of managers and coaches to accompany match official/s when doing the inspection of teams on match day.
5.7 Match Officials shall report for duty, sixty (60) minutes before the scheduled commencement of the game.
6. Protests
6.1 All protests shall be dealt with in terms of the rules and regulations of the Coca-Cola Amateur Knock-Out Cup competition (2019).
6.2 All protest/s shall be made with the match official who will inform both captains of this action and record the protest.
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6.3 Teams not following due process on their protest will be fined R1, 500.00 and will be suspended from the Coke competition for the next three (3) seasons.
6.4 All protests must be followed up in writing and countersigned /endorsed by the LFA Secretary. All protest letters shall include the protest fee of Three Thousand Rand (R3000.00). If the LFA secretary does not sign the protest, the protest is null and void. Protests forwarded by the LFA Secretary will be accepted as signed.
6.5 All protest shall be in writing must be lodged within twenty-four hours (24) hours, failing such the protest shall be deemed to have lapsed.
6.6 Protest fees are not refundable.
7. Ineligible Players
7.1 This shall be dealt with in terms of latest approved SAFA Cape Town Constitution/Statutes on the registration of members.
7.2 No player shall be permitted to play in the Coca-Cola Amateur Cup competition in both under 18 and senior levels at any stage of the competition.
7.3 No player shall be permitted to play for two teams in the Coca-Cola Amateur Cup competition at any stage.
7.4 Any team who plays players with false documents, such a club and player will be suspended from the Coca Cola Amateur Knock-Out Cup competition and will not be permitted to participate in the Coca Cola Amateur Cup competition for the next three (3) seasons.
7.5 Any team/player falsifying a players’ age in the under 18 section, that team will be suspended and will not be permitted to play in the Coca Cola Amateur Knock-Out Cup competition for the following three (3) seasons.
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7.7 Any player that is transferred from one club to another and has played for a club that in the Coca Cola Amateur Knock-Out Cup competition that has been knocked out or who is still in the competition that player is cup tied and as such cannot participate in the competition.
8. Suspensions
8.1 A player shown a red card will be suspended from the Coca Cola Amateur Cup competition for the next three (3) games in the Coca Cola Amateur Cup competition.
8.2 If the said team where the player was sent off has been knocked out of the competition such a player/s will serve out two (2) games in the next SAFA Cape Town games.
8.3 Any teams/players who brings the Region or its sponsor into disrepute, such teams/players will be immediately referred to the SAFA Cape Town Disciplinary Committee.
9. The Match / Playing kit
9.1 All teams are to travel with a second (2nd) player’s kit.
9.2 If both teams have the same color the team appearing second (2nd) on the fixtures list will change their kit.
9.3 In the cup final, both teams shall be required to play in the kit supplied by the sponsor or Region. The exclusions to this rule will only be made to Premier Soccer League and National First Division clubs in consultation and approval with the Region beforehand in writing. Teams failing to comply with not wearing the sponsor’s kit will be suspended from the competition for the next three (3) seasons.
9.4 Any team/player not properly attired in registered colours and uniform shall not be allowed to play.
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9.5 All jerseys shall be properly numbered. Failing which, a player/s will not be allowed to participate.
9.6 Any team failing to wear the sponsored kit in the final as supplied by the sponsor or Region or for any game shall forfeit its match and the next team shall take that team’s place.
10. Substitutes
10.1 A maximum of seven (7) substitutes shall be allowed on the bench of which any four (4) could be used. A player once substituted shall no longer take part in the game.
10.2 In the under 18 division five (5) substitutes are permitted (no re-entry allowed).
11. Prizes and Awards
11.1 All winners of the Coca-Cola Amateur Knock-Out Cup Competition will be awarded with the championship trophy, which is a floating trophy and twenty-one 21 gold medals. The runner up teams will receives twenty-one 21 silver medals.
11.2 The following awards will be provided on cup final day:
11.2.1 Man of the Match Award for:
11.2.1.1 Seniors;
11.2.1.2 Under 18;
11.2.1.3 Women’s
11.3 The Match Officials for the finals will receive gold medals at the final in each group.
12. General
12.1 No team should be allowed to wear any branding that is in direct conflict with the Region and the sponsor.
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12.2 Any team not abiding to these set of rules forfeit their participation in the Coca Cola Amateur Knock-Out Cup competition.
12.3 Any team, playing in the final of the competition and is handed the final playing kit supplied and refuses to wear such a kit, that team will be suspended from the Coca-Cola Amateur Cup Knock-Out Cup competition and the losing team of that game (semi-final) will replace them for the finals.
12.4 Any team defaulting in any round of the Coca-Cola Amateur Knock-Out Cup competition shall be prohibited from participating in following year’s Competition.
12.4 The Competitions Committee of the Region shall be empowered to institute and authorise an enquiry into any matter, which it may deem appropriate, necessary or advisable. Once it receives the report arising out of such an enquiry, it may make any decision it deems appropriate, necessary or advisable.
12.5 All team participating in the Coca-Cola Amateur Knock-Out Cup competition participates under these rules and regulations as binding and as such accepted it.
12.6 Any rules or regulations not dealt with or covered will be dealt with by the Regional Executive Committee or the SAFA CT Competitions Committee.
SAFA Cape Town Competitions Department
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