Mzwakhe Ngwenya
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12 Dec 2014
12:42 pm

Mabizela sacked by Aces

Mzwakhe Ngwenya

The former Bafana Bafana captain has fallen from grace over the years and has become one of the country's enfant terrible footballers.

Bad-boy: Mbulelo Mabizela. Pic: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix.

His latest dismissal from Mpumalanga Black Aces comes after Mabizela was found guilty of misconduct by the club, one of many run-ins he has had at clubs in his career.

Mabizela is alleged to have had an argument with the club coach Clive Barker in full view of the whole team, which saw the team instigate a disciplinary hearing against him. It was in the DC that the player was fired.

Club chairman Mario Morfou expressed his disappointment at Mabizela’s departure from the team.

“He was one of our marquee signings and we entered into an agreement with him, we both discussed his previous disciplinary issues and I personally backed him,” Morfou said in a statement posted on the club website.

“Very disappointed and it’s a sad day but we are running a business and no player is larger than the club.”

The club said it was impossible to see “OJ” return to the team after the incident.

“Whilst one acknowledges that the employee, as was evident from the evidence given, is a very emotional person, his actions displayed an almost contemptuous lack of commitment to the goals of the employer,” read the statement.

“….It was found that it was practically impossible for his employment relationship to continue.”

Mabizela last played for Aces in August in a 4-0 loss to Kaizer Chiefs in the quarterfinals of the MTN8.