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Referee Admits To Making An Error, Red Card Rescinded

Referee Acknowledges Error Of Mistaken Identity

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 19, 2018 05:55 PM

Referee Thando Ndzandzeka has acknowledged his mistake from the weekend’s match for Golden Arrows and Orlando Pirates. 

Read: Larsen On Referee’s Blunder: It’s Difficult To Accept…

In what was the match’s controversial moment, Ndzandzeka issued a red card to Limbikani Mzava, instead of showing a yellow card to Mzwandile Buthelezi, who was guilty of fouling Pirates’ Luvuyo Memela.

The South African Football Association has confirmed that the red card has been rescinded after the match official acknowledged his mistake.   

Pirates beat Arrows 2-1 and closed the gap on Mamelodi Sundowns at the top of the PSL log to only one point. 

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“In the match between Golden Arrows and Orlando Pirates over this past weekend, referee Mr Thando Ndzandzeka showed the red card to the wrong player. Mr Ndzandzeka wrongly showed the red card for two yellow cards to Arrows player Lambikano Mzava (shirt number 5). The Golden Arrows player who was supposed to have been shown the yellow card for a reckless challenge is Mzwandile Buthelezi (shirt number 3),” SAFA confirmed on their official website.

“Therefore, the red card shown to Mzava is rescinded on the basis of mistaken identity. The referee has since written an acknowledgement letter that after reviewing the match, he had shown the yellow card to the wrong player,” confirmed SAFA.

Read: Six Players That Could Sign For Pirates 

“We have since written correspondence to this effect to the club and the Premier Soccer League,” said Tenda Masikhwa from SAFA Referees Department. 


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Magoai Joined: 16 Mar 2016
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Magoai Mar 23, 2018 10:15 AM
Mzava learned his Lesson & i hope other Players must too. Stop interfering with refree. only Captain can do that Please
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kc-inferno Joined: 03 Feb 2014
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kc-inferno Mar 20, 2018 05:02 PM
So what's the penalty for refs then?
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tubatsi15 Joined: 25 Feb 2013
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tubatsi15 Mar 20, 2018 03:22 PM
I fail to understand the role of assistant referee, why did he fail to help the referee identify the correct culprit? It appears our assistant referees only know to raise flags for offsides and nothing else, so how do they assist referee if they fail such a test? Stupidity at best!
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MDANANA Joined: 05 Jul 2012
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MDANANA Mar 20, 2018 02:50 PM
Just a mistake and nothing else
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mmonoamd Joined: 20 Mar 2018
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mmonoamd Mar 20, 2018 01:47 PM
Thando Ndzandzeka did it intensionally .
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Mar 20, 2018 11:26 AM
But again this is PSL, with few matches remaining, teams will win games by hook or crook. Strange things are bound to happen on the field of play.
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setlaboswana Mar 20, 2018 11:21 AM
@Mashia1950, I heard one commentator saying that the referee 's decision didn't make a difference in practice since Buthelezi was also on yellow card. The whole thing was embarrassing.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 20, 2018 11:20 AM
@Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje who's psl? Dnt u thnk the poor ref followd Dr khoza's instruction?
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Mar 20, 2018 11:14 AM
How will Arrows be remedied?
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setlaboswana Mar 20, 2018 11:10 AM
PSL is a Mess.
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Mar 20, 2018 11:08 AM
This ref is very stupid and arrogant, how many times did Arrows players told him that its not Mzava but Buthelezi? Jersey numbers are not the same so what is his excuse?
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Mar 20, 2018 11:03 AM
This is not a mistake, Ndzandzeka did it intentionally because all Arrows players informed him even the culprit admitted that he was the one involved in a tackle but Ndzandzeka didn't want to listen. The PSL must charge and suspend him with immediate effect.
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KhothaKhosi Mar 20, 2018 10:56 AM
I just don't believe this man made a mistake. All those people who were telling him the truth, he ignored them all. So now, what happens to Jele and those Rats who pointed out the wrong player who already had a yellow card?! They confused the Ref and should be suspended for 3 games. It is called cheating and bringing Arrows 'campaign into disrepute.
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Mashia1950 Joined: 29 Aug 2017
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Mashia1950 Mar 20, 2018 09:54 AM
Does that mean they will allocate the yellow to right player, coz I think Buthelezi was on a yellow already if not mistaken.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 20, 2018 09:25 AM
@Cricket Fan kkkk no badroom since august dat's y she was punishd
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2twice Joined: 01 Dec 2011
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2twice Mar 20, 2018 09:18 AM
yah serves these players right, they all immediately surround the ref and confuse them after every foul, no wonder this palooka was onfused.
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SowetoBOY Joined: 18 Jun 2012
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SowetoBOY Mar 20, 2018 07:45 AM
The next game we must win with offside goal and as long it hurt our noisy neighbors Im happy.
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Cricket Fan Mar 20, 2018 07:24 AM
It will be negotiated in the bedroom
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Bucsnamanje Mar 20, 2018 07:18 AM
Shame @soccer Yemi.,..u dreaming boi that will never happen....if it is so how many cups do kaizer chiefs won in a dubious decisiins ....mmmmmhhhhh sorry fans
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STIGA18 Mar 20, 2018 07:09 AM
Apology not accepted, Bucz would hv won that game with many goals if u didn't issue that red card

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