Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe has apologised for the Tebogo Langerman blunder during the Nedbank Cup final and promised to act against those responsible.
Langerman was included on the Sundowns bench for the final against Bloemfontein Celtic earlier this month, despite being suspended for the game.
Sundowns were taken to a SAFA arbitration hearing after Celtic lodged a formal protest, but it was thrown out and the Brazilians were able to hold on to their Nedbank Cup title.
"I would like to apologise to all the supporters and members of the Mamelodi Sundowns Family, as well as the organisations that are involved in football and all the people who love and follow football in South Africa and on the rest of the African Continent, for Tebogo Langerman being listed as a substitute during the recent Nedbank Cup final, contrary to the rules of the PSL and SAFA," read a statement from the club president.
"In my capacity as President of Mamelodi Sundowns I am responsible and accountable for everything that happens at Mamelodi Sundowns; whether I knew or did not know or was not aware or involved in the matter.
"Our preliminary investigation indicates that the Management and Technical Team were grossly negligent, and this behaviour and conduct is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
"A formal disciplinary hearing will be held as soon as possible and the appropriate action, including dismissal where the circumstances legally justify, will be implemented."
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