Khanyisa Mayo Sent Off for Diving in Cape Town City’s DStv Premiership Defeat to Stellenbosch FC

Khanyisa Mayo Sent Off for Diving in Cape Town City’s DStv Premiership Defeat to Stellenbosch FC

Jarryd Westerdale
December 9, 2023 at 5:22 AM
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  • Khanyisa Moyo was Cape Town City's target man against an in form Stellenbosch FC
  • Mayo received a second yellow after the referee believed he had simulated a foul
  • Stellenbosch FC earned a deserved victory with a committed performance

Cape Town City's winning league run has been halted by a rampant Stellenbosch FC.

The defeat will have rippling repercussions with Khanyisa Mayo having to serve a two-match ban following his sending-off.

Eric Tinkler's frontman will miss an important showdown after he was judged to have hit the turf in an overly dramatic fashion in order to deceive the officials.

Khanysa Mayo, Cape Town City, red card.
Khanyisa Mayo received a second yellow card for Cape Town City on Friday night and will miss their fixture against Mamelodi Sundowns. Photo: @Cellular_jnr.
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Mayo's dive will see him suspended for City's visit of continental darlings Mamelodi Sundowns on Christmas Eve. Unless overturned, Mayo is likely to miss the New Year's Eve fixture with Cape Town Spurs too.

Stellenbosch had kept City quiet for most of the match and should have settled the DStv Premiership encounter earlier but missed several chances.

Mayo was the most threatening of the City strikers, forcing keeper Oscarine Masuluke into the save of the match midway through the first half.

Deep into injury, Mayo picked received the ball moving toward the edge of the box and as the defender glanced behind him, he threw himself to the floor, prompting the referee's disciplinary measures.

The win adds to their string of positive results and makes them unbeaten in the last five matches, not including their Carling Knockout Cup run.

Speaking after the match, coach Steve Barker said:

"I felt they gave us a good run for our money. If I had to use a word, it's just commitment. I thought defensively off the ball tonight we were superb. I can only be really proud of the effort today."

Stellenbosch will now prepare for their Carling Knockout Cup final against TS Galaxy in Durban

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Stellebosch FC playing for fallen friends

Sports Brief recently reported on the motivation behind Stellenbosch FC's Carling Knockout Cup run.

The squad was rocked in February when one of their players was fatally injured while on a night out

Additionally, coach Steve Barker lost a family member and mentor in June after a lengthy illness.

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Jarryd Westerdale (based in Johannesburg) joined Sports Brief after four years in the community journalism sphere. He is a two-time Alet Roux Award winner and was a finalist in multiple categories at the Forum of Community Journalism Excellence Awards.
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