Madubanya: Makola ban a lesson for players in South Africa
Former SuperSport United midfielder Letladi Madubanya believes the hefty ban handed out to Mpho Makola is a lesson for all players in South Africa football.
Cape Town City's Makola copped a ban of six months after he was found guilty by a PSL disciplinary committee for shoving a match official during a game.
The incident in question took place when City played Kaizer Chiefs in a Telkom Knockout clash last month and Makola reacted angrily after referee Abongile Tom awarded a penalty to Amakhosi in the first half of the encounter.
A two-time PSL league winner with Matsatsantsa, Madubanya said that players must learn how to control their emotions on the field.
In quotes published on Goal, Madubanya said: "Well, we all know that football is a game of emotions. Players go through a lot of emotions during matches.
"However, it is very important for a player to learn how to control his emotions or else they might get into trouble.
"So, I feel that Mpho is just unfortunate he got such a long ban. But there are rules that players need to abide by during matches.
"I think his suspension is also a lesson for other footballers out there. It is a learning curve for our football."