Mpho Makola gets 6 months ban for assaulting a match referee

Mpho Makola gets 6 months ban for assaulting a match referee

- Mpho Makola has received a six-month ban from football

- Earlier this month, Makola was charged with the assault of a match official

- The ban puts his immediate future at Cape Town City at risk

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Last month, reported Mpho Makola was in hot water after he shoved a referee, Abongile Tom, during a Cape Town City match against the Kaizer Chiefs.

A couple of weeks ago, news broke that an internal case of assault and misconduct was opened against Makola.

Soccer Laduma revealed on Friday that the Premier Soccer League (PSL) released a statement regarding Makola's immediate future.

PSL revealed that for his actions, Makola had been banned from football for six months, which may mean bad news for his career at City.

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The PSL posted the statement to its official Twitter account, writing:

“The PSL Disciplinary Committee has handed a six months ban to Cape Town City FC player, Mpho Makola. Makola was found guilty of assaulting match official, Abongile Tom during the Telkom Knockout fixture against Kaizer Chiefs at the Cape Town Stadium on 19 October 2019."

South Africans have since reacted to news of Makolsa's football ban. Many felt that a ban stretching for half a year was a bit too harsh of a punishment.

Lesiba_H Malapane, who goes by the Twitter handle @leshmalapz, commented:

"Good decision to punish him, not sure the punishment is fair. Is harsh and reactionary based on outcry."

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