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Fri Apr 18 07:48:18 SAST 2014

Rooi apologises for red card

TEAMtalk Media | 20 August, 2012 13:280 Comments
Rooi Mahamutsa during the MTN8 1st leg semifinal between Supersport United and Orlando Pirates at Peter Mokaba Stadium on August 19, 2012 in Polokwane, South Africa
Image by: Lee Warren / Gallo Images

Orlando Pirates defender Rooi Mahamutsa has issued an apology to the club, his team-mates and supporters following his red card in the 0-0 draw against Supersport United.

Both the Buccaneers and Matsatsantsa finished Sunday's MTN8 semi-final, first leg with 10 men, with United's Edwin Gyimah sent off in the 44th minute, while Mahamutsa followed suit in second-half injury time after kicking out at Thabiso Nkoana.

The red cards mean both players will be ineligible to play in the second leg next weekend, and the Pirates defender has been quick to apologise to his club-mates and the Ghost.

"I would like to apologise to my team-mates and the supporters for my red card," he told the club's official website.

"I did not mean to kick the player, my intention was to clear the ball and not to hack the player from behind.

"It was a terrible accident and I deeply regret having done what I did. I would like to apologise to the team as well as the supporters for letting them down."

The two PSL giants will resume hostilities at the Orlando Stadium next Saturday, with the winner earning a place in the MTN8 final, where they will face either Mamelodi Sundowns or Moroka Swallows.

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