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Josephs apologises for sending off

2016-09-12 12:37
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Cape Town - Bidvest Wits goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs has issued an apology to his teammates after his red-card in the 3-0 victory over Cape Town City on Saturday.

Wits secured the comfortable win in the MTN8 semi-final first-leg after goals from Eleazar Rogers, Elias Pelembe and Gabadinho Mhango.

The veteran goalkeeper had a moment of madness after striking City midfielder Roland Putsche in the face during a minor scuffle.

Although the university club were in cruise control, they had to play the last 12 minutes of the game with 10 men.

"I'd like to apologise firstly to my teammates, coach and the club for my regrettable and immature reaction, and letting them down when I should have been a leader," Josephs told KickOff website.

"I should not have been involved in the situation in the first place. I cannot explain the reason why I went all the way there, and in my moment of weakness I let my emotions get the better of me.

"For a player of my experience, my actions were inexcusable and I am embarrassed by my own irresponsible behaviour. I'd like to also apologise to the football fraternity, and more especially to Putsche.

"The referee's decision was 100 percent correct. It was never my intention to strike him, but it was still unsporting of me."

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