Spit hits the fan for Wits’ Mhango

Vic­tim Mor­ton’s ban a mys­tery

Sowetan - - Sport - By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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...”

/C H A R L E LOM­BARD/GALLO IM­AGES

Gabad­inho Mhango.

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