• Maduka: I’ll leave Langerman issue to officials

    Bloemfontein Celtic coach John Maduka refuses to give his opinion on the Tebogo Langerman issue as he will leave it up to the officials to deal with.

    Celtic were denied the chance to finish the 2019-29 campaign with silverware after falling to a 1-0 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup final at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening.

    After the game reports were making rounds as Langerman was reportedly suspended and should not have played in the final.

    However, Maduka revealed that he only found out after the game that Sundowns fielded a ‘suspended’ player.

    ‘Another thing, I’ve just learned that Mamelodi Sundowns used one of the players that was on suspension but I’ll leave it to the officials to deal with that,’ said Maduka after their defeat to Sundowns.

    ‘We were not sure what was happening, the fourth official saying he had to do one player at the time so we had to wait, spent about four or five minutes waiting but it’s one of those things.

    ‘It’s been a good season under difficult conditions but we managed to finish in the top eight, we managed to get into the final.

    ‘So we have done well, the guys have done well, I’m so proud of them.’

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