Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
1 minute read
11 Nov 2019
5:14 pm

Soweto bad boys see red

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

Rulani Mokwena took a leaf out of his mentor Pitso Mosimane’s book when he slammed Kaizer Chiefs for their behaviour during the Soweto derby over the weekend.

Erick Mathoho (l) and Samir Nurkovic of Kaizer Chiefs (c) fight with Ntsikelelo Nyauza of Orlando Pirates during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 football match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at Soccer City, Johannesburg on 09 November 2019 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Mokwena might be right about what happened on the field on Saturday but deliberately turned a blind eye on what is happening at Pirates where two of his players in Mthokozisi Dube and Happy Jele were sent off in one week, while Tshegofatso Mabasa escaped a red card after almost breaking Lindokuhle Mbatha’s leg. I must say the rate at which Chiefs and Pirates players are getting red cards is alarming considering that both teams are trailblazers and the rest of the clubs use the Soweto giants as a ‘manuals’. Mokwena’s comparison of Chiefs players to thugs is a low...