- Cape Town City player Mpho Makola has landed himself in hot water for shoving referee Abongile Tom when his team faced Kaizer Chiefs over the weekend
- The veteran midfielder reacted in anger when Tom awarded a penalty to Chiefs
- Makola may face retrospective action as the PSL and SAFA are both looking into the incident
The match between Cape Town City and Kaizer Chiefs resulted in a fair amount of controversy over the weekend.
According to City coach Benni McCarthy, the match was marred by refereeing mistakes, with Kaizer Chiefs being the beneficiaries.
However, many football fans and pundits pointed to an incident involving City midfielder Mpho Makola.
The veteran midfielder lost the plot when Chiefs were awarded a penalty and he shoved referee Abongile Tom.
Chiefs fans felt Makola was fortunate to escape with the yellow card only and it has now emerged that the South African Football Association (Safa) and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) are both reviewing the incident.
SowetanLIVE reported that the former Bafana Bafana player could face retrospective action if found guilty.
Safa's referee’s review committee is meeting on Tuesday evening and Makola's transgression is on the agenda.
PSL spokesman Lux September said, “The matter is now with the PSL prosecutor and he is looking into it. There is nothing else I can say in this matter.”
Briefly.co.za understands that Tom may also still have to face the music over his lenient officiating during the encounter.
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