Behave or go home, Maphosa told


HIGHLANDERS have written to midfielder Mthulisi Maphosa warning him that his behaviour is becoming a cause for concern after the player escaped prison life on Monday.


Maphosa (31) was sentenced to perform 75 hours of community service and fined $50 for assaulting a couple with bricks, leading to them sustaining serious injuries.

Bosso chief executive officer Ndumiso Gumede yesterday said indiscipline among the Highlanders players, which has ranged from drunkenness, drug abuse and the recent conviction of Maphosa for assault, was very worrying.

“The club has already written to him that his behaviour is not acceptable as it is bringing the club into disrepute. Cases of indiscipline not only affect the club, but have serious ramifications on our esteemed sponsor. There is no sponsor who wants to be aligned to malcontents,” he said.

Gumede said the club has received reports of indiscipline by players from the welfare manager.

He paid tribute to club supporters who reported such cases, urging the players to be as professional as possible outside the field of play as there was no way they could be monitored.