Zwane, Carelse at odds


The two exchanged heated words and foul language on the way to the dressing rooms after the final whistle, earlier in the tunnel there had been a scuffle between the two.

However, the situation was brought under control by Thanda’s manager Thabani Gumede before it turned nasty.

Speaking Kick Off at the weekend, Zwane and Carelse both agreed that everything happened in the heat of the moment and added that they held no grudges.

“Sometimes things happen during a game and obviously players get angry when they lose. What happened at Loftus is just part of the game and hopefully we will shake hands when we meet again,” says Carelse.

_quote Zwane says he became angry when the Brazilians’ midfielder allegedly began swearing at him after the referee Ace Ncobo had blown the final whistle.

“He continued with it as we were on our way to the dressing rooms. Anyway, we are professional players and I don’t think this will cause bad blood between us because we hold no hard feelings towards each other.”

Royal Zulu’s coach Roger Palmgren, meanwhile, says they will now channel their energy into their League campaign.

“We are not in a delicate position on the log. My boys played well against Sundowns and if we can also continue to play and improve from that performance, we have a great chance of improving our position in the log.”