Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana defender Eric Mulomowandau Mathoho has apologised to the fans for seeing two red cards in a space of 10 days, one for his club and another one for the country.
First Red-card: The lanky defender was sent-off for an early shower on the 23rd of August in an Absa Premier League match against SuperSport United with only six minutes into the game.
Second Red-card: He then again got another red card on the 1st of September in a FIFA WORLD CUP qualifier against Cape Verde Islands.
However, the 27 year-old has since apologised for the horrific two matches that led to losses for both his club and national team, with the teams losing 2-0 and 2-1 respectively after his dismissals.
Matoho issue public apology
“Following the two red cards which I was shown back-to-back, one on the 23rd August 2017 and another one on the 1st September 2017, which saw me suspended for both club and country, I am deeply disappointed in myself for the errors which led to my sending off on both games. I wish i could reverse the time and do things differently. I would like to sincerely apologise to the Chiefs family and South Africa at large. I hope that you will find it in your hearts to forgive me. I promise to do better next time”. Wrote Mathoho.
Mathoho’s presence in defence was greatly felt on Tuesday night when the National team were served with another 2-1 defeat at the hands of Cape Verde Islands to bring about the possibility of not qualifying for the 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP in Russia.
guys Eric Mathoho might be going through some phase and we might not even be aware of, help Eric please
— Ms Realest McCoy 💏 (@marty_R200) 5 September 2017
Eric Mathoho gets a red card one match…does it again just for control..moral of the story soapies tend to be repeated #BafanaBafana
— Lloyd Kholopane (@LloydKholopane) 1 September 2017
Eric Mathoho first player in the History to get a red card (Bafana Bafana) while still on another red card (Kaizer Chiefs) 😂😂😂
— PleasuresOfIntimacy® (@DeepMarvin) 1 September 2017
Lol so people say that Eric Mathoho got a red card on purpose so he can rush home to watch Muvhango lol i guess… https://t.co/1PcnAQOzS7
— Mawande Barnes (@mawandebarnes) 24 August 2017
What on earth is Eric Mathoho smoking? 😠😠😠
— G (@NkuliMahlangu) 1 September 2017