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Mabhuti Khenyeza played the entire 90 minutes in their 1-0 loss against Chiefs on Friday night despite a 12-month ban imposed on him

Mpumalanga Black Aces striker Mabhuti Khenyeza has come out of the closet for the first time since his 12-month ban from football by saying that he didn’t do anything wrong.

Khenyeza was found guilty for spitting and swearing at the assistant referee Zakhele Siwela during the Mamelodi Sundowns-Ajax Cape Town game in Tshwane last season.

Asked about the charges and a ban imposed on him after their opening league match against Chiefs on Friday night, Khenyeza said he is still confused because he would not do such a thing to a human being.

“I am confused, because I didn’t do anything. I didn’t spat at anyone. I wouldn’t do anything like that to a human being.

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“The matter is with the lawyers. They will deal with it. I haven’t got the opportunity to talk about this and I must say that whoever said I spat at Zakhele must prove it,” said Khenyeza after the match.

Khenyeza claims there is no bad blood between him and Zakhele Siwela, and that the assistant referee himself admits that he did nothing wrong.

“Zakhele [Siwela] is like my friend. I speak to him and even he says that I didn’t do it,” added Khenyeza.

Aces have confirmed that the 31-year-old Khenyeza is eligible to play as they continue to appeal the ban, but it remains to be seen whether the KZN-born forward’s appeal will be successful or not.

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