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Bafana Team Manager Awaiting CAF Punishment

Bafana Bafana Team Manager Vincent Tseka is still awaiting his punishment from the Confederation of African Football after he was red carded for a heated altercation on the sidelines of the Liberia vs South Africa match.

Tseka confronted Ghanaian referee Daniel Laryea in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Liberia last month in Monrovia. 

Tseka, in huge fury clashed with the the match officials and was heard profusely swearing at them as he wasn’t pleased with calls on the day, with other technical team members struggling to contain him.

The SAFA official was unhappy with some calls that he felt had favoured the home side and his outburst rightfully earned him a red card.

It didn’t matter much as Bafana won the game 2-1 to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations finals that will be held in Ivory Coast in January and February respectively.   

South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan insisted Tseka’s punishment will be decided by CAF and is not a SAFA matter.

“That is not a SAFA matter and all the regulations, disciplinary procedures belong to CAF,” said Jordaan to iDiski Times.

“We cannot jump to CAF and start (our own proceeding). If the player is sent off there (in CAF tournament), CAF will discipline him.

“I don’t know and again I think you have to ask the CEO [Tebogo Motlanthe] whether CAF has written anything about it, I don’t have any information about it.

“But it was a CAF match and it falls completely under the jurisdiction of CAF, not under the jurisdiction of SAFA.”     

Former SAFA CEO Raymond Hack will be one who will deliver what sort of punishment will be handed out to Tseka, as he is the president of CAF’s legal body alongside eight members – namely; Youssouf Ali Djae of Comoros, Mustapha Samugabo of Burundi, Issa Sama (Burkina Faso), Petro Neto (Angola), Pedro Alphonse Ayema (Benin), Badji Monbo (Congo), Soudatou Djallo- Kalkaba (Cameroon) and Boubacar Karamoko Coulibaly of Mali. 

Story by Robin-Duke Madlala (@duke_robin).

Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala is iDiski Times' KwaZulu-Natal-based web journalist. Boasting extensive experience in the South African football landscape, Robin-Duke has previously worked for Kick-Off Magazine, Soccer Laduma, and Daily Sun and Sunday Sun. He specialises in breaking news and transfers around South Africa’s big clubs in KZN.