Register Login Scores

Confirmed: PSL Officials In SSU/Wits Clash Punished!

Referee Phelelani Ndaba and his assistant Abel Maphutha have both been handed three months suspensions by SAFA following their poor officiating in the game between SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits last weekend.

Ndaba, in consultation with Maphutha, disallowed a Wits goal during the Absa Premiership fixture which ended with 1-1, denting the Clever Boys’ title hopes – and he also failed to red card Haashim Domingo for brutally elbowing SuperSport captain Dean Furman.

Read: New Twist In Downs/Arendse Saga

The referee booked Dean Furman instead, subsequently sending him off for dissent. But sadly the player cannot appeal the decision as the rules only make an exception for mistaken identity.  SAFA’s review committee met this week to asses the weekend’s matches and felt that the goal should have stood and Domingo should have been given his marching orders.

“Ndaba, who disallowed a legitimate goal, will not be appointed for three months and the SAFA Technical Committee will assign an instructor to assist him in addressing his refereeing limitations,” the statement from the mother body read.

“A report will be submitted to the SAFA referees department on his performance in the regional league matches before he is rehabilitated back into top flight football.”

Maphutha was also demoted to the lower leagues and he, too, will have his performance assessed.

Three more officials – Thokozani Mkhize, Elphas Sitole and John Landela – have also been banned from being involved in topflight matches for three months for several “poor game-changing decisions” over the past few weeks.

Read: Pitso: I Have Made Enemies

nextarticle

Khanye Lambastes Chiefs’ Ekstein Decision

114 comments

Top 5

3 Signings Start As Chiefs Suffer Defeat In Botswana

260 Jul 20, 2019 04:27 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid Barca Stars After Griezmann Transfer

15 Jul 15, 2019 07:16 PM in LaLiga

Bucs Target Tyson! Details Revealed…

122 Jul 17, 2019 01:46 PM in Orlando Pirates

10 Players Who Went AWOL To Force Transfers

58 Jul 12, 2019 07:57 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Chiefs To Edge SuperSport To Defender?

332 Jul 17, 2019 02:32 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Zungu Splashes The Cash On New R680k Sedan

22 Jul 17, 2019 10:44 AM in Fan Park

3 Signings Start As Chiefs Suffer Defeat In Botswana

260 Jul 20, 2019 04:27 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Middendorp Speaks – New Players And Travel Plans

198 Jul 17, 2019 04:00 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Afcon Player Of The Tournament Announced

16 Jul 20, 2019 07:36 PM in AFCON 2019

Breaking: Bucs Make Makola Announcement

159 Jul 17, 2019 05:06 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid Coaches At Afcon Revealed?

107 Jul 11, 2019 07:38 PM in AFCON 2019

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

13 Apr 02, 2019 12:30 PM in International

Unimpressed Khanye On Chiefs’ Wish List, Names 8 Targets

133 Jul 17, 2019 10:07 AM in Kaizer Chiefs