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Could Kaizer Chiefs defender Kgotso Moleko be in hot water?

Posted: 24 October 2016 Time: 19:40

Kaizer Chiefs defender Kgotso Moleko may face disciplinary action for what looked like a head-butt on Maritzburg United midfielder Blessing Moyo. 

Moleko extended his head towards Moyo in his side's 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over the Team of Choice in the Telkom Knockout last 16 at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

The incident was seen by the referee Thando Ndzandzeka, but he only issued a yellow card when the rule books dictate it deserved a red.

SAFA's chairman of referee appointments Ari Soldatos said the incident will be looked at by the review committee and if they feel the incident is deemed to be violent conduct, the decision will be made to punish the player. 

"All these aspects are considered by the review committee which analyses each game," Soldatos tells KickOff.com.

"Should they believe there is a decision which warrants disciplinary measures they will take the steps to summon the officials to the hearing and if need be impose certain sanctions on them."

Unfortunately, the review committee is not a panel that is permanently employed and only meets sporadically, leaving many clubs and fans frustrated.

Soldatos said he has tried several times to have a structure in place to sit down immediately for such incidents, but has not had success. 

"Do we have a fully functional review committee that sits to look at yellow and red cards? No, we don't have it," he added.

"And that is the problem … and it is big problem. It is something that I have been campaigning for many, many years, but it doesn't seem to get off the ground." 

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Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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