PSL

PSL: Ref attack a CAF issue

2013-04-21 19:24
Senzo Meyiwa of Orlando Pirates exchanges words with Rainford Kalaba of TP Mazembe (Backpage)

Johannesburg - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has distanced itself from an incident after an African Champions League match at Orlando Stadium, in Soweto, on Saturday night.

An official of Congolese team TP Mazembe reportedly struck Swazi referee Smanga Nhleko after the visiting side's 3-1 loss to Orlando Pirates in their first-leg last 16 encounter.

"This is a CAF (Confederation of African Football) issue. It has nothing to do with the PSL," said PSL spokesperson Lux September.

The incident occurred after the final whistle, with Pirates having been awarded a penalty which they converted in the dying minutes of the clash.

According to reports, the referee was hit in the face and fell to the ground.

The unnamed official then made it onto the Mazembe team bus before local police arrived on the scene.

Pirates coach Roger de Sa said he had not witnessed the incident first-hand.

"I didn't see anything. All I heard was that there was a bit of a scuffle with the referee," De Sa said.

Earlier this month, in a PSL match between Kaizer Chiefs and Golden Arrows in Durban, a fan invaded the pitch and attempted to hit referee Lwandile Mfiki with a vuvuzela after a Chiefs player had been sent off.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

Khune fined R25 000 by PSL

2015-04-25 21:19

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
5 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
28 April 2015
Maritzburg United v Ajax Cape Town, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
University of Pretoria v Moroka Swallows, Tuks Stadium 19:30
29 April 2015
Free State Stars v Wits, Goble Park 18:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v Kaizer Chiefs, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Black Aces, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v SuperSport United, Orlando Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu v Platinum Stars, Princess Magogo Stadium 19:30
01 May 2015
Moroka Swallows v Maritzburg United, Dobsonville Stadium 17:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Is the time right for Itumeleng Khune to test his skills abroad?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.