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Spurs Played Swallows Game Under Protest

Cape Town Spurs played their DStv Premiership fixture against Moroka Swallows under protest on Sunday afternoon.

Spurs lost 1-0 at Athlone Stadium after a last-minute goal from Gabadinho Mhango which further compounded their fight for survival in the top-flight.

But it may not be the end of the drama between the two clubs with the Urban Warriors playing the game under protest over alleged irregularities in registering players.

Swallows sacked as many as 22 players, with some later returning with new contracts, which Spurs, in their protest – which was seen by this publication – made before the game, stated may not have been done within the right procedures with the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

Daniel Akpeyi, Thakasani Mbanjwa, Mthokozisi Shwabule, Sipho Sibiya, Lantshane Phalane, Givemore Khupe, Lindokuhle Mtshali, Kwanda Mngonyama and Tlakusani Mthethwa were among the players who saw their contracts terminated but were recalled in the same month.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.