Former PSL general manager and referee Ace Ngcobo has called upon the league’s disciplinary committee to take action against Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.
Khune was caught involved in an off-the-ball incident with Maritzburg United striker Judas Moseamedi during Kaizer Chiefs’ 2-1 victory over The Team of Choice in the MTN8 quarterfinals.
Khune, the former Bafana Bafana first choice goalkeeper, has been accused of ‘violent conduct’ after he swept through Moseamedi immediately after conceding a goal on Saturday afternoon.
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A number of players were handed suspensions for violent conduct in the PSL last season and Ace Ngcobo believes the Itumeleng Khune incident should warrant a similar punishment.
“As soon as the ball is out of play, it’s violent conduct. It doesn’t matter if you commit it with your small finger, your fist, your head or your foot” Ngcobo told Extra Time regarding Khune.
“Violent conduct is punishable by a suspension whether or not a red-card is shown during the match. That’s irrelevant, violent conduct must be punished with a suspension.
“If the referee has missed it on the day. We have a duty as the organizing authorities (the PSL) to make sure that an incident like that is referred to the disciplinary committee for the appropriate action to be taken.”
Kaizer Chiefs will undoubtedly be sweating over the possibility of Khune being suspended. Daniel Akpeyi missed out on this weekend’s action due to passport issues while Bruce Bvuma was named on the Amakhosi bench.
Khune played in just two league matches last season due to ongoing injury struggles and will be gutted should a needless suspension hamper his return to action this season. Gavin Hunt and his men next turn their attention to rivals Mamelodi Sundowns who they face in their opening DStv Premiership fixture this weekend.