Cape Town - Former Bafana Bafana midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi
believes the punishment handed out to Cape Town City player Mpho Makola for shoving
referee Abongile Tom was too harsh.
After Kaizer Chiefs were awarded a penalty in City's Telkom
Knockout opening round defeat to the Soweto giants, Makola lost his cool and
shoved Tom, who fell to the turf, but bizarrely the Citizens midfielder
received just a yellow card for the indiscretion.
However, the Premier Soccer League has now banned Makola for
six-months but Dikgacoi believes the sentence is too punitive.
"It is way too harsh. If you get too emotional
you do what you don’t intend to do, sometimes you can’t control your emotions
when the situation is heated,” said Dikgacoi in a series on Twitter
"So referees are way more protected than players
yeah? I see.... there have been some horrible career-ending tackles but all I saw
was players getting suspended for three games.
"I didn’t see him assaulting the referee, unless
if shoving is considered assault and I have seen players shoving each other,
then that also should be considered assault.”
Cape Town City released a scathing statement calling out the PSL Disciplinary Committee for handing the hearing the in an unfair matter.
The Absa Premiership resumes this weekend after a two-week
The Citizens are set to travel to the Free State to take on
Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday, November 27.
- TeamTalk Media