Makola hit with devastating PSL ban


Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Makola is set to miss the rest of the 2019/20 season after the PSL Disciplinary Committee handed down a lengthy ban in his assault case.

As earlier reported by, the PSL DC has exercised its right to hand any player who is deemed to have assaulted a match official a minimum ban of four matches for misconduct against a match official or a minimum of six months for assault.

Makola escaped immediate punishment when he received a yellow card for shoving referee Abongile Tom during their Telkom Knockout Last 16 clash last month.

However, the League took retrospective action and have since found him guilty of assault towards the match official, with the prosecutor handing down a six-month ban to the former Orlando Pirates attacker on Friday.

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"The PSL Disciplinary Committee has handed a six months ban to Cape Town City player, Mpho Makola," read a PSL statement.

"Makola was found guilty of assaulting match official, Abongile Tom during the Telkom Knockout fixture against Kaizer Chiefs at Cape Town Stadium on 19 October 2019."

The sanction takes effect immediately, in accordance with Rule 56.16 of the NSL Handbook, which reads: "Sanctions will, unless otherwise stated, be effective immediately on pronouncement by the Disciplinary Committee and are not dependent on the written confirmation by the Prosecutor."

Makola was also ordered to pay the costs of the hearing.