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Mzava red-card rescinded, a case of “mistaken identity”

The red-card awarded to Golden Arrows defender Lambikano Mzava has been rescinded by the South African Football Association (SAFA) review committee today as a matter or the mistaken identity by the match referee Thando Ndzandzeka.

SAFA released a statement today saying they have reversed the referee’s decision.

SAFA statement:

In the match between Golden Arrows and Orlando Pirates over this past weekend, referee Mr Thando Ndzandzeka showed the red card to the wrong player.

Mr Ndzandzeka wrongly showed the red card for two yellow cards to Arrows player Lambikano Mzava (shirt number 5). The Golden Arrows player who was supposed to have been shown the yellow card for a reckless challenge is Mzwandile Buthelezi (shirt number 3).

Therefore, the red card shown to Mzava is rescinded on the basis of mistaken identity.

The referee has since written an acknowledgement letter that after reviewing the match, he had shown the yellow card to the wrong player.

“We have since written correspondence to this effect to the club and the Premier Soccer League,” said Tenda Masikhwa from SAFA Referees Department.


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