'Mphela's career not over'

2011-03-31 11:49

Johannesburg - Katlego Mphela's business manager Glyn Binkin has revealed his client's career will not be placed on hold following a charge of drunk driving.

The Bafana Bafana striker was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning after celebrating his winner against Egypt, which he netted in the final minute at Ellis Park on Saturday night.

'Killer' has since insisted he was mistreated by the police, who failed to read him his rights and seemed "hell-bent" on putting him behind bars.

Mphela admitted he indulged in a "couple of drinks," but maintained he was fine to drive and was far from drunk.

However, it is not a case of whether the forward was intoxicated, but rather if he was over the legal limit or not.

Binkin told EWN: "Obviously his football career resumes as normal. He was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and he had a couple of drinks when he was caught in the evening.

"But once again, he was well within the limits. The course of law will take its toll and we'll see over the next couple of months what transpires."

The case will be heard in May and Mphela is currently out on R1 000 bail. 


  • derkus - 2011-03-31 12:18

    caught in the evening he was caught 5am in the morning looking for something to eat and check when the blood test was done,this case is a waste of time

  • swoan - 2011-03-31 12:23

    time will tell!

  • MactheKnife - 2011-03-31 12:26

    a couple of drinks and not drunk! I do have 3 or 4 beers but still I am fine when I drive. But the blood test test tells a different story. Am afraid thats not going to stand up in court. Sorry about that man, you got back to what you do best and you fluffed it.

      Enos - 2011-03-31 13:03

      Police this days take nonsense from the pubic without proper legal routes they always tell you that have more rights than you, what the hell. My friend was arrested on the 14th of february 2011 for drunk in public but it was not, beause they took him out of the car-thats irrational action right there, they even beaten him untill he bleeds, I dont blame them sometimes these people( police) they just passed matric and they are underpaid so they took strain out to the public-Hard luck Mphela you are just normal human being who have fun by indulging on few beers like any other person you allows you to do so......

  • Lump of coal - 2011-03-31 12:59

    Why no BBBEE agents and lawyers ???? Bleddy agents !!

  • shakie - 2011-03-31 13:14

    All over the world, football players drink - only those who wish him down will write articles indicating that his value has declined or his chances or overseas moves has decline - it is only idiots who write nonsense like this - for the records, he will nopt be going overseas based on his drinking ability, but football and yes who doesnt drink - as long as u control it which by the lok of things, he did.Stop degrading our star and start publishing positive things about our products - everywhere u read the news, its kak, is it all u can report of - idiots.

  • kahuru1 - 2011-04-01 08:05

    What 'Killer' does in his spare time as long as it does not affect his ability to score goals like a certain Jabu Pule then he has nothing to worry about.

      Meanleader - 2011-04-05 12:59

      I agree kahuru .. what people do in their spare time is not our business . Like J Zuma , if he wants to rape and get bribed in his spare time, it is his own business ! $&*&*"!*

  • koena - 2011-04-04 08:49

    Why don't we hear anything from the police officer who is responsible for his arrest?

  • Mveli - 2011-04-04 10:55

    Having 'taken a few drinks' may be admission of having drank over the limit. My only worry is role models appearing on front pages for all the wrong reasons which may teach our kids the unintended lessons. HOWEVER Police officers are very controversial, they arrest big name to save their own faces and present themselves as having worked. How many people have been arrested by police and never ended up in the front pages? They deliberately spread this to the media for their own egos.

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