Gerald Takwara received a red card in his third appearance for Ajax Cape Town in a match against Cape Town City on Saturday.
Takwara was sent off in the 43rd minute for a second bookable offence. The midfielder had received a yellow card a few minutes earlier.
The former FC Platinum player’s expulsion proved costly for the Urban Warriors as they conceded early in the second half.
The match ended 1-0 in favour of City.
Meanwhile, Evans Rusike was on target in Maritzburg’s 3-0 victory over Free State Stars.
The forward found the back of the net in the 59th minute with a fine long-range effort which doubled the lead for United.
This strike was Rusike’s sixth goal of the season.