POLOKWANE – Showing his frustration during Baroka FC’s 2-0 loss to Polokwane City at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday, 18 August, goalkeeper Ayanda Dlamini angrily threw a ball at a ball-boy
Wow… The poor ball boy had to bear the brunt of Ayanda Dlamini’s anger as @polokwane_city look set to clinch all three points against @Baroka_FC in the Polokwane derby. #AbsaPrem pic.twitter.com/idxDiEzsvJ
— OG Molefe (@OG_Molefe) ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 18, 2018
Earning a yellow card for the action, Dlamini posted an apology on Twitter on Monday saying he was sorry for what happened and that his emotions got the better of him.
— Baroka Football Club (@Baroka_FC) ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 20, 2018
The club also confirmed that disciplinary action would be taken against Dlamini.
Fans took to social media to express their disappointment in Dlamini’s actions saying that he should have apologised to the ball-boy instead.
I am baroka fc fan. But I am not tolerate what he has done, unprofessional, unmature. Unfair play. And on top of that o sleg nowadays when coming to goalkeeping.. Nxxxxxxxng…
— Monnique Deep86 (@MDeep86) ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 21, 2018
He should go find the boy and apologize to him properly
— Dosky wa le DOWNS (@PeterMashangoa1) ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 21, 2018
Baroka FC’s CEO Morgan Mammila told KickOff.com that Dlamini would be punished and that all the club wants is professionalism and sportsmanship.
“You know you must live with professionalism; you must not leave professionalism at home when you go out. You must carry it wherever you go. Surely the team is not happy with that and we will deal with him. We will surely deal with him. This is not us, this is not Baroka’s way surely. He did apologise to the team in the dressing room, I was there. But surely we will take him on, we can’t allow such behaviour, that’s unsporting behaviour.”