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AmaZulu FC coach suggests action PSL must take on Mobara’s red card

Following Abbubaker Mobara’s red in the DStv Premiership clash against Orlando Pirates, AmaZulu FC coach Pablo Franco Martin has suggested the action that needs to be taken by the PSL.

The KZN-based side suffered a 1-0 defeat against Bucs in the league at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night. Tshegofatso Mabasa scored the only goal of the match for The Ghosts.

In what looked like another wrong call from the match official, Mobara was shown a straight red card early in the first after a tackle on Pirates attacker Patrick Maswanganyi.

This was the second time in a space of seven days that AmaZulu faced the Buccaneers after the two sides clashed in the Nedbank Cup quarter-final which Orlando Pirates won 4-2 at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

PABLO MARTIN Calls for PSL to Reverse Mobara’s Red Card

Franco Martin has pleaded with the PSL to overturn the red card issued to midfielder Mobara, stating that the referee made a wrong call.

AmaZulu FC in action against Orlando Pirates in the DStv Premiership
AmaZulu FC lost 1-0 against Orlando Pirates in the DStv Premiership

“I think if we want to make football a little fair, of course, when there’s the evident situation, they [PSL] should recognise the error publicly,” France Martin said when asked if the red card should be reversed.

“The funniest thing about this whole thing [referees decisions] is that the ones who are punished are the ones not doing anything. And the ones who are making mistakes are going to be there next week making the same things.

“So I think if we want to be fair, we should have him [Mobara] available for the next game.”

Meanwhile, Mobara has been with AmaZulu since joining the club three seasons ago from Cape Town City FC

The 30-year-old utility player has made 52 appearances for AmaZulu, scoring one goal in addition to the two assists to his name.

The former Bafana Bafana junior international also spent three years within the Pirates’ setup. Mobara signed for Pirates in 2016 after impressing at Ajax Cape Town [now known as Cape Town Spurs].

With AmaZulu facing in-form Chippa United in their next league encounter, it remains to be seen whether Pablo Martin’s wish to have Mobara’s red card overturned will succeed.

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