Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Makola is back in action and now eligible to play professional football again after winning his appeal against the six-month ban which the PSL Disciplinary Committee (PSL DC) imposed on him.
The 33-year-old will be eligible to play against Baroka on January 5 after Safa’s Appeal Board ruled in his favour.
The former Orlando Pirates star was handed the heavy ban for shoving referee Abongile Tom in a Telkom Knockout Cup Round of 16 match against Kaizer Chiefs.
Safa then ruled in favour of the player after the PSL DC failed to provide the country’s FA with valid reasons for their decision to ban Makola for six months.
The league also couldn’t convince Safa’s Appeal Board on why its rules are not aligned with those from the Fifa Rule Book.
Safa’s Appeals Board then set the ban aside and in turn, handed Makola a four-match suspension which he has already served.
By Gerald Dandah