Absa Premiership

CT City confirm star midfielders out for remainder of season

2019-02-19 12:05
Roland Putsche (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City confirmed on Tuesday that midfield duo Roland Putsche and Thabo Nodada have been ruled out for the remainder of the season through injury.

The Austrian suffered a meniscus tear to his right knee while the Bafana Bafana international has suffered a leg fracture that will see them both miss the remainder of the 2018/2019 Absa Premiership campaign.

Both injuries occurred during the Citizen's 3-0 win over Highlands Park in the Nedbank Bank on Friday.

Head coach Benni McCarthy blasted the match officials after the final whistle demanding more protection for his players - with the duo now ruled out for the season - after two nasty challenges.

McCarthy swore on live TV in a heated post-match interview while fuming at the standard of refereeing in the PSL after a 1-0 loss away to AmaZulu on February 9.

McCarthy dropped an F-bomb during the interview while sharing his frustration at the match officials for failing to protect his players after winger Craig Martin was on the end of a nasty challenge.

"Until a player is kicked and told he can't kick a ball anymore, and that's when they'd want to take action," a frustrated McCarthy said.

"And their players only get f***ing yellow cards, I'm getting sick and tired of this because it's week in and week out it happens all the time."


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