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