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Tinkler Questions Mayo Red Card

Cape Town City head coach Eric Tinkler believes Video Assistant Referee is really needed in the country after Khanyiso Mayo was shown a red card in what was seen as a simulation by the referee.

City finished the Cape Derby with 10-man after their talisman Mayo received his second yellow card.

The 25-year-old received his first yellow card inside 64th and he received the second on right at the death of the game after he went down in the Stellenbosch 18-yard box.

It is a big blow for City as their next fixture is against highflying Mamelodi Sundowns on 24 December and have iKapa on 30 December against Cape Town Spurs.

Tinkler stated that it’s a big blow, but if there was VAR maybe things should’ve been different. Also mentioned that they’ve learned that red cards aren’t reversed anymore.

“I need to watch it. I haven’t seen it. Other people say could have been a penalty. Others say no, I don’t know I need to see it myself before I make an assessment on that,” he said.

“I think Mayo had a great chance in the first half from a corner with a very simple header all he had to do was head it down and he headed it over the crossbar.

“So he had chance, sometimes as strikers in certain games, you only get one, two, three opportunities, So it’s about taking those opportunities and he didn’t he do that tonight

“Obviously, he’s been our main goal scorer, and to lose him in that manner would be harsh, but unfortunately, we’ve learned I don’t reverse decisions anymore.

“I think I’ve spoken about VAR before and all of this, whether that would be utilized for a situation like that probably would be better, but there’s nothing I can do to change it now. We’ve just got to adapt and move on.”

Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.