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Mabizela in hot water

By Mogomotsi Selebi | Apr 04, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 10 ]

MBULELO "OJ" Mabizela's action at the end of Platinum Stars' match with Vasco Da Gama in Rustenburg could land him in trouble.

An angry Mabizela charged at one of the fans when supporters expressed their disappointment about the defender's display in their 2-0 loss to Vasco Da Gama in the Nedbank Cup last-16 match at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, in Rustenburg, on Saturday.

Matters reached boiling pont when fans insulted Mabizela, who had a bad day in the office on Saturday.

As the former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain was making his way to the tunnel, taunts from the home team's supporters saw him charging at a fan and he had to be restrained by security personnel.

The hugely talented but temperamental Mabizela, who played for English Premiership club Tottenham Hotspur, insists he did not fight with the fan.

"Nothing really happened between me and the supporter," Mabizela told Sowetan yesterday.

But Stars general manager Jason Raine said the defender would be dealt with harshly.

"I didn't see the incident but if that is indeed what happened, Mabizela will face the full might of the disciplinary committee. If he is found guilty, he will be severely fined and punished," Raine said.

The incident could also mark the end of Mabizela's stay with the club he joined in 2009.

He has been strongly linked with a move back to the Buccaneers' ship and if what Raine said was anything to go by, then his days as a Stars player could be numbered.

"We have been begging supporters to come and watch the team play and for him to have done that is unacceptable and does not bode well for contract negotiations," Raine said.

Opposition players also found Mabizela's action unacceptable.

Vasco Da Gama striker Sibusiso "Rhee" Zuma said a seasoned professional like Mabizela should know better.


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Mabizela please bro you should know better bro

Apr 04, 2011 9:10 | 0 replies

such a things happen in futbal. it happened in theheat of the moment! sorry mfana wam. We all learn from mistakes bro.Next time Pasop .

Apr 04, 2011 10:34 | 0 replies

i use to like this boy but now he is one of the big fool in life who lack respeact and adults maner. he must just go ahaed and destroy his life

Apr 04, 2011 6:47 | 0 replies

@ Sowetan

Please i'm not phonana i'm ThaPee so please ke kopa go akgela as me!

Apr 04, 2011 1:3 | 0 replies

And this is my PC not Marapo-a-Baswi so stop playing this funny games with us! So please can i be signed in as me!

Apr 04, 2011 1:0 | 0 replies

OJ why are you doing this thing?

Apr 04, 2011 11:6 | 0 replies

What a talented lad this is.Arguably the best centre back this country has seen.he just need a coach that will get him back on track mentally cause he still has scars from his past.OJ be strong u will succeed.now commentators just a reminder of this lads talent http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7636994189139938905#

Apr 04, 2011 10:50 | 0 replies

Hau Mfana OJ, why are you doing this to yourself my boy. There is so much respect for you out there and you should know better ntwana. hard luck

Apr 04, 2011 10:39 | 0 replies

we need you @ the baccaneer but if you will behave like this then please .....

Apr 04, 2011 9:11 | 0 replies

how can the management promise to take harsh disiplinary action against Old-John for something he's not even sure about? but i guess it's because he didn't renew his Stars contract which expires at the end of the current season.

Apr 05, 2011 3:5 | 0 replies