PSL team's playing cards bizarrely stolen

Premiership

Despite a thrilling 3-2 win over Maritzburg United in a DStv Premiership clash, Cape Town City have been left reeling after the first team's playing cards were stolen shortly before Tuesday's encounter in Cape Town.

According to sources present at Cape Town Stadium, the match between the Citizens and Maritzburg United was played under protest after the Citizens failed to produce their playing cards. Following a bizarre incident where the team manager’s vehicle was broken into a few hours before kick-off.

The protest was signed by both team captains Thamsanqa Mkhize and Phumlani Ntshangase before match commissioner Morne Daniels ahead of the start of the match.

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"The game has been played under protest after cards belonging to Cape Town City were stolen just before the game," said the source.

"The manager of Cape Town City had gone to the nearby Spar to buy something only to find his car had been broken into when he returned.

"What is so surprising is that only the bag containing the cards was stolen from the car, and the rest of the valuables untouched.

"The matter was later reported to the police."

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