Absa Premiership

City boss feels PSL should NOT open case against Makola

2019-10-24 15:13
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Cape Town - Cape Town City chairman John Comitis wants the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to drop their investigation of the Mpho Makola referee-pushing incident.

PSL spokesperson Lux September confirmed that the footballing association would take further action against Makola, who received just a yellow card for shoving referee Abongile Tom in the Telkom Knockout clash between Kaizer Chiefs and City at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

But Comitis feels it would be unfair to sanction Makola after the referee had already made his decision.

"There is no situation, the referee has the last decision and he made it, he gave him a yellow," Comitis told KickOff.

"No listen, the guy is frustrated, he feels it wasn't a penalty. You know he's been in these situations many times with the big-temperament games and he reacted.

"We don't say that he did the right thing, but at the same time you know that's the game, it's on, it's life, it's happening and... you know it's not the kind of behaviour we want to see but at the same time you know the ref is on the pitch, he made the decision, he made a call to give him a yellow and that's the end of that."

Comitis was asked if the club had done anything with regards to disciplining the former Orlando Pirates midfielder for the incident.

"Well, the only reason I speak to the player is that it could have been a red card, possibly should have been a red card and under the circumstances, we would have been at a disadvantage," said the City CEO.

The Citizens are back in action on Friday against Maritzburg United at Cape Town Stadium.

Kick-off is at 20:00.

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