Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club middlefielder come defender Mothobi Mvala sees red in Europe.
Masandawana played Belgian giants, KAA Gent, in their first match in the Netherlands yesterday.
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In what is their last leg of the 2023/2024 pre-season, Sundowns began the leg with a clash against Gent.
The Brazilians started the match on the frontfoot, as they took the lead in the fourth minute.
After the Belgian side struggled to deal with a corner from Aubrey Modiba new signing, Lucas Ribeiro Costa comfortably sweeped the ball into the net to give Sundowns the lead.
Rivaldo Coetzee doubled Sundowns’ lead in the 18th minute, as again Gent struggled to deal with a set-piece.
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The former now-defunct Ajax Cape Town defender unleashed a strike from outside the box to hand Sundowns a 2-0 lead.
However, a string of mistakes followed, leading the European club back into the match.
An error from Ronwen Williams led to Gent getting one back in the 26th minute through Gift Orban.
Quickly followed by another costly mistake in the back from Modiba five minutes after the half-time break.
Orlando again punishing Sundowns’ defence to level the match at 2-all with 40 minutes left.
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MOTHOBI MVALA’S RED CARD!
Sundowns’ wastefulness in attack and woeful defence on the day continued even after making a host of changes.
To sum up a day of misfortunes, their versatile defender, Mothobi Mvala , got sent off for two bookable offences.
The South African international came on late in the second half and received two yellow cards, which led to his dismissal.
Dstv Premiership champions will next be in action this upcoming Sunday, the 23rd of July against Edrevisie side, Go Ahead Eagles.