Head Coach, Dan Malesela has apologized to referee, Mr Qongqo and his Team after appearing to question the official’s decision to send off Rhulani Manzini during the 2-0 loss in the hands of Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday, 19 February 2017.
Striker, Rhulani “Iron Ball” Manzini was shown a red card in the first half for an off the ball incident.
Malesela having seen the footage of the match, sent his apologies to the referee that was in charge of the match.
“I would like to apologize for my comments with regard to the send off.
“I questioned the official ‘s judgment before I could see the footage.
“I have had an opportunity to review the footage of the game and it is clear that the officials were spot on , regarding the decision to send off the player.
“I regret the comments made to the media after the game, and on behalf of Chippa United Football Club I send my unreserved apology to the match officials, football followers and the Premier Soccer League.
Malesela added speaking to chippautdfc.co.za that the would Club speak to the player Rhulani Manzini; “We will deal with the matter internally and professionally.
“As the Football Club, as part of our values we do not tolerate unsporting behavior on the pitch.
“We are quite aware of our standing and role in the society and we will give the matter the attention it deserves.”