Two teams in the Carling Knockout round of 16, TS Galaxy and Kaizer Chiefs, were fortunate to avoid red cards in their matches against Mamelodi Sundowns and Amazulu respectively.
This is according to former PSL referee Victor Hlongwane, who analysed the incidents on Soccerzone.
TS Galaxy vs. Mamelodi Sundowns: Munyai’s dangerous tackle on Maseko
Hlongwane showed a clip where TS Galaxy defender Marks Munyai should have received a straight red card for a serious foul on Sundowns attacker Thapelo Maseko in the 85th minute.
Munyai was seen tackling Maseko with a stretched straight leg from behind, which caught the attacker on the calf.
Hlongwane said that this was a clear case of endangering the safety of an opponent and that the referee should have sent Munyai off.
Kaizer Chiefs Vs. Amazulu: Ngcobo’s punches on Brooks
Hlongwane also pointed out another incident where Kaizer Chiefs defender Njabulo Ngcobo was lucky to be on the field after he punched Amazulu midfielder Ethan Brooks twice in the first half during their match at FNB Stadium.
Hlongwane said that if the referee had seen that, he would have given Ngcobo a red card for violent conduct.