Kaizer Chiefs Penalty: Why Yusuf Maart Received Yellow Card After Scoring Against Maritzburg United

Kaizer Chiefs Penalty: Why Yusuf Maart Received Yellow Card After Scoring Against Maritzburg United

Keba Mothoagae
March 23, 2023 at 1:06 PM
  • Last Saturday's DStv Premiership encounter between Maritzburg United and Kaizer Chiefs was a controversial one
  • The penalty that the Amakhosi were awarded leading to their victory was a contentious one and has stirred debate
  • Following its conversion viewers at home and spectators at the Stadium were perplexed after Maart was shown a yellow card

For those who are eagle-eyed, Yusuf Maart was shown a yellow card after slamming home a controversial penalty for Kaizer Chiefs against Maritzburg United last Saturday.

It took several days for the footballing public to understand what led to the Amakhosi midfielder being cautioned by the referee.

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Kaizer Chiefs got a controversial penalty against Maritzburg United, which got Yusuf Maart booked after he scored it. Image source: SuperSport YouTube and @KaizerChiefs.
Source: UGC

Television pundit, former FIFA referee and current Premier Soccer League general manager Ace "VAR" Ngcobo explained the vague law regarding celebrating by taking one's jersey off by saying:

"We always say this: you are safe up to your chin. The laws of the game prohibit covering the face with the shirt. When it was below the shirt he was fine. Once it covers the face it is a yellow card. The messaging [on the undershirt] is a reportable offense. You can't have any kind of messaging on this. However, you can't be booked for the message.

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"The referee will report to the league and the league must take action. What he [Maart] was booked for was lifting up the shirt beyond the chin. You could do that and suffer whatever punishment for the message and no yellow card as long as you don't go past the chin."

Ace Ncobo confirms Chiefs penalty

It was a penalty!

Yes, the controversial spot kick that led to Kaizer Chiefs claiming an entertaining 3-2 victory over Maritzburg United last Saturday was the correct call.

This is the opinion of SuperSport pundit and the Premier Soccer League's newly appointed general manager, Andile 'VAR' Ngcobo, who was speaking on SuperSport's Extra Time.

Fadlu Davids erupts in interview

To say that Fadlu Davids was angry about the result between his team Maritzburg United and Kaizer Chiefs is an understatement.

The Team of Choice controversially lost 2-3 to the Amakhosi in a DStv Premiership clash at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday night.

A furious Davids spat out accusations during a fiery interview on SuperSport, Sports Brief has also reported.

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