SAFA Awaits Match Report After Referee Victor Gomes Gives Kwinika Yellow Card Instead of Ngezana

SAFA Awaits Match Report After Referee Victor Gomes Gives Kwinika Yellow Card Instead of Ngezana

  • Something out of the ordinary occurred during Mamelodi Sundowns' 4-0 mauling of Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday in the DStv Premiership
  • Chiefs defender Zitha Kwinika was shown a yellow card following a foul on Sundowns hitman Peter Shalulile that led to a penalty the latter converted
  • The problem is that Siyabonga Ngezana, who had an afternoon to forget, was the one who committed the foul and was supposed to be booked by referee Victor Gomes

A farce summed up Kaizer Chiefs' terrible 4-0 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday afternoon in the DStv Premiership.

Chiefs defender Zitha Kwinika was wrongly shown a yellow card by referee Victor Gomes after Sundowns striker Peter Shalulile was fouled in the box, resulting in a penalty the Namibian converted to make the scoreline 2-0 at that point. This card should have been brandished in Siyabonga Ngezana's direction, who was the actual culprit and had been at fault for the hosts' first goal of the match, too.

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Victor Gomes shows Zitha Kwinika a yellow that should have gone to Siyabong Ngezana. Image source: YouTube screenshot.
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According to Kick Off, the South African Football Association - which is who Gomes answers to - said that it was awaiting his match report before sensible considerations were made for Kwinika's yellow card was rescinded, and thus, cleaning up his disciplinary record.

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SAFA head of referees Abdul Ebrahim said:

"The yellow card cannot be necessarily rescinded, it depends what it for was. It may appear as a mistaken identity but not necessarily, he may have said something to the referee and the referee might have cautioned him. Because if you look at the Ngezana challenge it was not a cautionable offense.
"He could have cautioned Kwinika for verbal dissent, he may have said something to the referee. And if it was an error, the referee will probably send a report to say 'I made an error or whatever, and it is something that can be rescinded. "Because I doubt Victor would make an error like that."

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An infamous similar incident occurred during Chelsea's 6-0 thumping of Arsenal in a Premier League match in 2014. Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs was sent off for a professional foul by Andre Marriner, who should have shown the red card to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

After an appeal, the decision was reversed at a later date, with Gibbs' red card being rescinded.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane defends Siyabonga Ngezana following nightmare against Mamelodi Sundowns

Kaizer Chiefs defender Siyabonga Ngezana is not the most popular player on the team right now.

As reported by Sports Brief, he had a shocker at Loftus Versfeld in the Amakhosi's humiliating 4-0 loss to the opportunistic defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

He was at fault for The Brazilians' first two goals within 20 minutes of the start that floored Chiefs before the team could settle.

Source: Sports Brief News