Pirates' teach Tornado(less) a lesson as 'middle-man' steals the show!

This follows the poor judgment from the ‘middle-man’ who made a terrible and life costing mistake.

Referee Shane Chuma, officially yellow-carded Tornado defender Mapego Maphakane after seven minutes at Orlando Stadium, and again nine minutes into the second half of the first-round tie.

But believing he had cautioned different players, Chuma did not show Maphakane a red card and allowed play to continue for six minutes before the fourth official intervened.

The referee insisted he had booked different Tornado players, but the fourth official said big-screen replays proved Maphakane was the offender on each occasion.

Maphakane finally had an early shower.

For Chuma, he faces serious disciplinary hearing which could see him kiss his officiating career good-bye.

Pirates won 4-0 with scorers from Lennox Bacela, who converted a penalty, Thandani Ntshumayelo (brace) and Sifiso Myeni.

Meanwhile, Mpumalanga Black Aces beat Maritzburg United 2-1 in the PSL encounter.

The other Nedbank Cup 14 first-round fixtures are scheduled for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and next Wednesday.

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