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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."