Mmegi Online :: Bondo pays price for COSAFA blunder
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Bondo pays price for COSAFA blunder

Following his bundling of the Zimbabwe versus Madagascar encounter at last year's COSAFA Cup edition, Joshua Bondo has been omitted from this year edition, which kicks off in Polokwane on Sunday.
By Staff Writer Tue 22 May 2018, 18:22 pm (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Bondo pays price for COSAFA blunder








Bondo was sent home midway through last year's tournament after his questionable handling of the Zimbabwe/Madagascar tie.

The Zimbabwe officials lodged a complaint with the COSAFA Referees Committee, after claiming their team was denied two clear cut penalties.

"Every year, COSAFA makes its independent selection of referees that will given responsibilities at the annual regional tournament. This year, Botswana is fortunate again to have top referee in Tirelo Mositwane as part of the selected officials," Botswana Football Association (BFA) spokesperson, Tumo Mpatane said.

The full list has nine referees, who include Victor Gomes from South Africa, Nomore Musindare from Zimbabwe, Angola's Helder Martins De Carvalho, Bernard Camille

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(Seychelles), Ahmad Imtehaz Heeralall (Mauritius), Jackson Pavaza (Namibia), Hamada Nampiandraza (Madagascar), Mositwane (Botswana and Celso Alvacao (Mozambique).

There are also nine assistant referees who include James Emile (Seychelles), Souru Phatsonae (Lesotho), Athenkosi Ndongeni (South Africa), Sifiso Nxumalo (Swaziland), Matheus Kanyanga (Namibia), Romeoe Kasengele (Zambia), Fabian Cauvelet (Mauritius), Clemence Kanduku (Malawi) and Mmadi Faissoil (Comoros).

The COSAFA Cup will run from May 27 to June 9. The Zebras are leaving on Friday for South Africa.

Their first match is against Angola is on Monday. Zimbabwe are the defending champions after defeating neighbours, Zambia 3-1 in the final at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace last year.

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