Spit hits the fan for Wits’ Mhango
Victim Morton’s ban a mystery
Bidvest Wits forward Gabadinho Mhango has promised to be a good boy after the spitting incident involving AmaZulu’s Michael Morton.
Mhango has been slapped with a six-match ban for spitting at Morton when AmaZulu hammered Wits 3-0 in Umlazi last month.
Morton received a fourmatch ban for his role and AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson is unhappy with this.
“Michael got an extra twomatch suspension [to make it four matches], for what, I don’t know... I think it had something to do with assault or something,” said Johnson.
Mhango, however, has taken it on the chin. “I’m banned for six games and it’s a lesson learnt. It will never happen again,” said the Malawian, who had apologised earlier.
“I also met with Michael last Thursday here in Johannesburg and everything is fine between us. Even things are fine now for me here at the club.”
Morton couldn’t be reached for comment, but the general feeling is that his punishment is harsh. He tweeted after the match that there is “no excuse for the reaction, but when a fellow professional spits in your face it’s difficult to control your emotions...”