Three-match ban for Maximillian Mbaeva
Posted: 24 November 2015 Time: 18:28
Golden Arrows goalkeeper Maximillian Mbaeva will serve a three-match suspension after being handed his second red card of the season for a similar offence just a third into the domestic season.
Mbaeva was sent off over the weekend in the 3-2 defeat to Bidvest Wits after handling the ball outside the penalty box, with Ricardo Goss then replacing him and conceding twice in as many minutes.
Strangely, the Namibian was also given his marching orders for handling outside the box in Arrows’ season opener against University of Pretoria.
Mbaeva will now miss Arrows’ next three games, meaning he will only be back for selection for the January 23 clash against Maritzburg United.
The PSL rules state that any player who gets a subsequent sending off during the same season gets a suspension that will be increased by a further one match from the suspension previously served.
According to Chapter Five: Disciplinary Matters (Dismissals)…
“Any player dismissed from the pitch, tunnel or dressing rooms by the referee (i.e. “red carded” or sent off, including dismissal as a result of two (2) yellow cards awarded in the same match) for the first time in any season will be suspended from participation in the next two (2) matches to be played by his team in any official competition under the auspices of the League. For each subsequent occasion that a player is dismissed during the same season the period of suspension will be increased by one (1) match from the suspension previously served. Any period of suspension or part thereof which remains outstanding at the end of a season must be served at the commencement of the next season,” reads the NSL rules.
Should Mbaeva be sent off again this season after serving his three-match suspension he will miss another four games.
Chippa United midfielder Joseph ‘Tight’ Molangoane is another player who has also already been red carded twice so far this season.
Morgan Gould holds the record for the most sending offs in one season after he was red carded three times in the same season (2007/08) while turning out for Jomo Cosmos.