Clash of heads puts Maleka in hospital


The two players were involved in an aerial battle for the ball in the 78th minute when they collided with such force that even Ezenkosi coach Jomo Sono, fearing the worst, moved quickly onto the field.

The tough-as-nails Gould immediately stood up, ready to continue with the game, however Maleka ended up being stretchered off the field.

“We had to leave Mpho behind in Johannesburg because he was admitted to hospital. He was concussed and the medics wanted to examine him further,” James Dlamini, Usuthu’s manager told Kick Off yesterday morning.

However, later AmaZulu spokesman Philani Mabaso disclosed that the 29-year-old striker broken his nose.

“We have been told by the hospital staff that Mpho will have remain admitted for another couple of days because they need to examine him further. The way I understand it is that the nose fracture may have further implication, but hopefully that is not the case and we are hoping that he recovers quickly,” says Mabaso.