Bidvest Wits and Getaneh Kebede also reserve their rights to take such other legal steps as may be available to them as a result of this incident.
Bidvest Wits FC, Chief Executive Officer, Jose Ferreira stated:
“We have had an opportunity to review the video evidence as well as the match commissioner’s report, and we demand that disciplinary action be taken, not only against the Kaizer Chiefs player, Morgan Gould, for the brutal assault of our player, but equally important to us, against the match official, Mr Lwandile Mfiki.
In so far as the match official is concerned, we have asked the South African Football Association to take action against Mr Mfiki for his failure to send Morgan Gould off for violent conduct.
At Bidvest Wits, we have a reputation for not formally complaining about poor officiating, but we feel that we have kept quiet for far too long and that we need to take formal steps against the persistent and continuous poor refereeing decisions in the Premier Soccer league.
As a club we understand and respect that match officials have a very difficult task and the nature of the job is such that they will always make mistakes. But increasingly, the performances of our match officials in PSL matches have deteriorated to unprecedented levels.
This situation is intolerable for us and accordingly, going forward, we will be formally demanding that action be taken against match officials, whenever we feel it is justified and as often as necessary, as opposed to keeping silent on these issues.”