Mpho Makola is facing a heft 6-month ban from playing soccer. The Cape Town City midfielder refuses to accept the outcome of the disciplinary committee.
Briefly.co.za learned that he was found guilty of shoving a match official while playing against the Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom knockout match.
Abongile Tom, the official in question, had awarded a penalty after judging that defender Taariq Fielies had handled the ball whilst trying to stop a goal attempt by Khama Billiat.
Makola's club, Cape Town City, is supporting their player in his appeal of the judgement and feel that the ban is excessive and recently released a statement to that effect according to enca.com.
"Considering the nature of the incident, a ban of six months is beyond comprehension," read the statement.
"The club will be behind Mpho as he begins to appeal the decision for a more appropriate sentence."
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