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Wits on Mhango and Schloss/Steve clash

Posted: 25 September 2017 Time: 09:15

Bidvest Wits CEO Jose Ferreira says Hellings Mhango has been asked to account for his actions, while he insists there is no bad blood between Jonathan Schloss and Steve Komphela.

AmaZulu have written to the PSL requesting disciplinary action be taken against Mhango for spitting in the face of midfielder Michael Morton during Usuthu's 3-0 win over the Clever Boys last week.

Morton was sent off for retaliation when he shoved Mhango to the ground but the Malawian escaped the flashing of a card from referee Eketsang Setloboko.

Mhango, who sat on the bench when Wits beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 at Bidvest Stadium on Saturday, was asked to give a written explanation of the incident to Ferreira.

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"AmaZulu wrote to the PSL, I heard about it via websites," Ferreira tells KickOff.com.

"The game was played on Wednesday night, the team came back on Thursday. On Thursday I asked Mhango to give us a written explanation on what transpired. He gave it to us yesterday. We will take a decision on Monday based on the explanation the player gave us." 

Meanwhile, Wits COO Schloss and Kaizer Chiefs coach Komphela had an altercation after the clubs played to a 1-1 draw at FNB Stadium recently, with the latter voicing his discontent with the Students official in the post-match TV interview.

However, Ferreira maintains there is no issue.

"There is no situation," Ferreira says. "Jonathan, myself, George [Mogotsi], everyone in the club thinks very highly of Steve Komphela. I consider Steve as a friend, not only just a colleague in the football fraternity. I have nothing but respect. I know Jonathan has got nothing but respect for Steve. I know George has nothing but respect for Steve."

Article by: Ernest Fakude

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