Cape Town City’s Mpho Makola has been hard hit by the Premier Soccer League for assaulting a match official.
Makola man-mandled referee Abongile Tom during last month’s Telkom Knockout game against Kaizer Chiefs in Cape Town. The official awarded Chiefs a penalty kick after Taariq Fielies handled a ball inside his own box - an upset Makola was quick to charge at the referee with a violent shove on the chest.
The PSL announced via social media that Makola will be banned for a staggering six months.
BREAKING:— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) November 15, 2019
The #PSL Disciplinary Committee has handed a six months ban to @CapeTownCityFC player, Mpho Makola.
Makola was found guilty of assaulting match official, Abongile Tom during the Telkom Knockout fixture against @KaizerChiefs at Cape Town Stadium on 19 October 2019. pic.twitter.com/Ba7rtiyRGf
Cape Town City are yet to comment on the news, though it seems most likely they will appeal the very extreme call.
This is what Mpho Makola did. pic.twitter.com/8qplGqctWO— Mr Dyani 🚭 (@tdyani) November 15, 2019