Massive ban worst case for Makola

Premiership

Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Makola could face a very lengthy suspension if he is found guilty by the PSL of manhandling and pushing referee Abongile Tom.

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Makola was the subject of attention during last week's heated Telkom Knockout encounter against Kaizer Chiefs after the referee awarded the Soweto giants a penalty.

The former Orlando Pirates star made his frustrations known at Cape Town Stadium by shoving the match official, and escaped with only a yellow card.

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It is not yet clear what it is that the PSL will do about the matter as it is still under investigation but a decision is expected soon.

According to the League's rule book the referee should have given Makola a red card after he pushed him, and the player should be charged by the League.

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If found guilty of unsporting conduct towards a match official, the punishment is a ban of at least four matches, while assaulting a match official is punishable by a suspension of at least six months.

Meanwhile, in a similar incident that happened in Italy's Serie A, Franck Ribery of Fiorentina was suspended for three matches and fined 20 000 Euros for pushing an assistant referee during a defeat to Lazio.

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