- The 2022/23 DStv Premiership season has begun in the most spectacularly dramatic of fashions
- SuperSport United goalkeeper Ricardo Goss needlessly got himself sent off after punching Chippa United player Ronald Pfumbidzai
- Pfumbidzai had got into trouble after interfering with Goss as he attempted a quick restart following a save
If the opening weekend of the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season is anything to go by, we are all in for a bumpy ride.
SuperSport United goalkeeper Ricardo Goss was shown a straight red card after punching Chippa United defender Ronald Pfumbidzai at the end of the match that ended in a one-all draw. Pfumbidzai, a Zimbabwean international, put the Chilli Boys into a 17th-minute lead, before Bradley Grobbelaar levelled matters in the 63rd minute.
Goss had made a key save in the 91st minute from a corner when the incident occurred. Looking to release the ball quickly to catch Chippa defenders out of position, he was about to kick the ball out of his hands when Pfumbidzai, who read the danger, impeded him with a professional foul.
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This would have resulted in a yellow card for Pfumbidzai, but Goss' frustration imploded any form of common sense in his head, causing him to punch the former in his face. Naturally, the victim made the most of the situation by rolling around like he was being attacked by a swarm of bees, but Goss's unacceptable actions warranted a sending off for violent conduct.
The referee did not hesitate in doing so, making Goss the first player to be sent off in the new campaign.
Arthur Zwane not concerned by Royal AM's hoodoo over Kaizer Chiefs after another defeat to them
Kaizer Chiefs must be tired of Royal AM.
As reported by Sports Brief, the Amakhosi lost 1-0 to Thwihli Thwahla courtesy of a Ricardo Nascimento goal at the Chatsworth Stadium in the opening match of the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season.
This was the third consecutive defeat Chiefs have suffered at the hands of Royal, having been whitewashed by them last season.
Source: Sports Brief News