Sundowns could be charged for misconduct over deliberate yellow cards

Sundowns could be charged for misconduct over deliberate yellow cards

- Mamelodi Sundowns were heavily criticised when for of their players deliberately picked up yellow cards for time-wasting against Bloemfontein Celtic.

- It was believed that Sundowns instigated the events so that the four men could serve their one-match ban against Vaal University of Technology

- PSL prosecutor Nande Becker is investigating and the players could be charged with misconduct

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Mamelodi Sundowns came in for criticism for some of the tactics employed towards the end of their fixture against Bloemfontein Celtic.

Four Sundowns players were booked for time-wasting, which resulted in one-match bans for the Nedbank Cup fixture against VUT over the weekend. reported that it technically benefited them on two fronts - time wasting to secure the victory and it ensures their availability for the remainder of the league campaign.

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Coach Pitso Mosimane stood by the players and claimed that it wasn't cheating.

However, PSL prosecutor Nande Becker might just take a different view.

Becker is investigating the incident and Hlompho Kekana, Gaston Sirino, Sibusiso Vilakazi and Mosa Lebusa could be charged for misconduct.

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Becker said, "I am waiting for it. I will look at it before deciding the next step." learnt that FIFA rules prohibits a player from deliberately collecting a yellow card to provoke a ban in the following match.

As things stand, the four players served their ban in the match against VUT over the weekend, but if found guilty, could face being banned for an additional match.

Although Mosimane will be sweating on the outcome of the investigation, he'll be keeping one eye on the big Soweto derby. reported that Mosimane will be supporting Orlando Pirates, as Sundowns hope to haul in log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

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