Chavani at fault for Ngconga issue?


SAFA will review referee Jelly Chavani's match report before taking any possible action against the match official in light of the Mamelodi Sundowns and Stellenbosch FC issue.

The two clubs were charged by the PSL for interrupting a DStv Premiership match when they paid tribute to late Bafana Bafana defender Anele Ngconga, who died in a tragic car accident in KwaZulu- Natal last year at the age of 33.

Sundowns and Stellies stopped play in the 16th minute of their match at Loftus Stadium to clapped hands in honour of Ngconga, who used to wear jersey number 16.

However, both clubs were found not guilty at their PSL DC hearing on Monday after proving that the League had been made aware of their intentions but communication lines were simply not great.

Yet nothing has been said about the man who allowed the disruption to happen, referee Chavani, who was recently suspended for poor officiating in a game involving Orlando Pirates and Swallows FC.

"No look, I think what we need to do is to get his report, look at his report, and of course it will tell us what made him take that decision," SAFA CEO Tebogo Motlanthe told on Monday.

"Let's wait for... I will check his report with our referees department then I will talk to you."

This website has been trying to get hold of Motlanthe again since Monday but he has been unavailable.

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