Mamelodi Sundowns Release Statement On Tebogo Langerman! The left back was inexplicably sat on the Mamelodi Sundowns bench for the Nedbank Cup Final. Langerman was suspended for the match but he was somehow sat on the Sundowns match for the entire game.
Mamelodi Sundowns could’ve had their Nedbank Cup title stripped from them had the rules been followed. Because the Brazilians had an illegible player in the matchday squad, they could’ve been penalised. Irrespective of the result, Masandawana could’ve been penalised 3-0 for listing an illegible Tebogo Langerman in their squad.
Dr Patrice Motsepe spoke on the incident:
“I would like to apologise to all the supporters and members of the Mamelodi Sundowns Family, as well as the organisations that are involved in football and all the people who love and follow football in South Africa and on the rest of the African Continent; for Tebogo Langerman being listed as a substitute during the recent Nedbank Cup final, contrary to the rules of the PSL and SAFA.
In my capacity as President of Mamelodi Sundowns I am responsible and accountable for everything that happens at Mamelodi Sundowns; whether I knew or did not know or was not aware or involved in the matter.
Our preliminary investigation indicates that the Management and Technical Team were grossly negligent and this behaviour and conduct is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
A formal disciplinary hearing will be held as soon as possible and the appropriate action, including dismissal where the circumstances legally justify, will be implemented.
We are a caring, loving and forgiving organisation but we also have a duty to protect the reputation, integrity and good name of Mamelodi Sundowns.
We have to make sure that this kind of grossly negligent and reckless behaviour does not happen again.”
The Chairman has threatened to dismiss those responsible as Mamelodi Sundowns release statement on Tebogo Langerman!