Absa Premiership

Mlambo dismissal leaves 'bad taste' in Hunt's mouth

2016-08-29 20:41
Xola Mlambo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt reveals midfielder Xola Mlambo's sending off in the MTN8 quarter-final victory over Orlando Pirates left a bad taste in his mouth.

The Sturrock Park-based outfit knocked the Soweto giants out of the cup through goals from Buhle Mkhwanazi and Thulani Hlatshwayo handing them a 2-1 win, but the Clever Boys mentor was not happy with Mlambo's late sending off.

"It leaves a bad taste in my mouth at the end. We had Ian Mcleod come and see us in the last two weeks," he said in post-match comments.

The former Chippa United man was dismissed for picking up a second yellow card when he needlessly kicked the ball away after conceding a foul.

"One thing I've always said, is that the PSL don't reward strength. He (Mlambo) won the ball and he got red card, he kicked the ball away, so that's a red card but it didn't warrant a foul," Hunt added.

"In saying that, it can't take off the effort and determination to come back from a goal and well in control of the game I thought. We were good value."

Hunt told KickOff that the club will be launching an enquiry into Mlambo's dismissal in the hope to get his red-card rescinded, as the first caution was a case of mistaken identity.

"Obviously there's going to be an enquiry with Mlambo because the wrong player was booked," he explained.

"It wasn't him in the first-half so obviously there's a big enquiry - it was Ngele, who made the foul, that should have been booked and not Xola.

"There's got to be a review on that. There has to be," he concluded.

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