Orlando Pirates striker Majoro says he deserved red card against Platinum Stars
Posted: 16 February 2015 Time: 11:03
Orlando Pirates' Lehlohonolo Majoro has apologised for his red card against Platinum Stars on Saturday, and has backed his strike partners to impress while he serves a suspension.
‘Major’ scored just before the break, but got sent off 20 minutes into the second half after lashing out at Stars winger Mahlatse Makudubela at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
“I know what I did was wrong,” Majoro admitted to the club’s website.
“I acted out of anger and lost sight of what was important, which is my teammates and the Orlando Pirates brand. The referee acted accordingly because I deserved the red card and I would like to apologise to the Orlando Pirates supporters and the entire football fraternity for my actions. I’m better than that, and they deserve better than that; I promise not to do it again.
“I especially want to extend my apology to my colleague Mahlatse. As professional footballers we should treat each other with respect and always set an example. I went to apologise to him immediately after the match because I realised the error of my ways and I had to tell him man to man that I was wrong.”
During his two-match ban, Majoro will miss a Nedbank Cup tie against Tornado FC and a League clash against Polokwane City.
Majoro added: “However, even though I won’t play a part in the next two competitive matches I am confident in my other teammates such as [Lennox] Bacela and Kermit [Erasmus], who are both very capable strikers. I know they can do the job for Pirates.
“The way we play is such that we all carry the load and that means any Pirates player who gets picked will give their best. I’m confident that we can continue winning because as a team, the spirit that makes us want to win is very strong.”