Mzwakhe Ngwenya
2 minute read
11 Nov 2013
6:00 am

Chiefs’ Gould blots his copybook again

Mzwakhe Ngwenya

Morgan Gould could be in big trouble with the Amakhosi coach.

AIRBORNE. Kwanda Mngonyama of Bidvest Wits, left, and Kaizer Chiefs' Lehlohonolo Majoro during their Premiership match at FNB Stadium on Saturday. Chiefs won 2-1. Picture: Gallo Images.

The Kaizer Chiefs defender appeared to punch Bidvest Wits striker Getaneh Kebede during Saturday night’s Absa Premiership clash which Chiefs won 2-1.

“I have not seen it yet,” coach Stuart Baxter said after the match. “But if it proves Gould was wrong then he will be fined.”

Baxter went on to say that his defender has been clumsy of late, citing the penalty Gould gave away when the Amakhosi played Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 second-leg semifinal in September.

“Morgan has been involved in unnecessary fouls if you also look at the incident he committed when we played Pirates in the MTN8,” he said.

Soon after the game finished Gould took to Twitter to apologies for what he referred to as a “freak accident”.

“I wud like to apologize to the Wits player that I punch it was a freak accident…” he tweeted.

The authorities may review the incident and perhaps hand Gould a three-match ban on a belated charge of violent conduct.

PSL spokesman Luxolo September refused to shed any light on the matter, saying only that the league would wait until it had received the referee’s report.

Chiefs scored through Kingston Nkhatha and Lehlohonolo Majoro to hand them the three points.

Bidvest Wits’ goal came via substitute Ryan Chapman.

Wits coach Gavin Hunt lamented his side’s poor finishing as one of the contributing factors to their defeat.

“What can you say?” he said. “It’s the old South African problem of not converting your chances in front of goal. That’s what cost us the game.”

His counterpart, Baxter, said his team need to be more consistent if they are to retain their Absa Premiership trophy.

“We need to be more consistent with our results but I think if we can climb up the table and keep up with the title-chasers then we have a chance,” he said.