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City goalkeeper’s yellow card rescinded

Referee Daniel Bennett shows Edmilson Dove of Cape Town City FC the yellow card during the Nedbank Cup, Last 16 match between Cape Town City FC and Orlando Pirates at Cape Town Stadium on March 14, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images)

Referee Daniel Bennett shows Edmilson Dove of Cape Town City FC the yellow card during the Nedbank Cup, Last 16 match between Cape Town City FC and Orlando Pirates at Cape Town Stadium on March 14, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images)

The Safa review committee has rescinded the yellow card that was given to Cape Town City goalkeeper Peter Leeuwenburgh.

Leeuwenburgh was booked during an Absa Premiership game against Bidvest Wits where he was thought to have tackled striker Simon Murray inside the penalty box.

Murray was awarded a penalty for his brilliant dive and he converted it.

The review committee acknowledges that the referee made a mistake by awarding a penalty and a booking for Leeuwenburgh.

“The correct decision should have been an indirect free kick against Bidvest wits, as well as a yellow card shown to the Bidvest Wits player for simulation,” read a statement from Safa.

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