Lamontville Golden Arrows will be without their skilful winger, Sipho Ngobese, for Saturday's crunch encounter against Black Leopards at the Malamulele Stadium.
At present the 22-year-old midfielder Ngobese, who has been in trouble in the past as well, looks headed for the same category in which Kaizer Chiefs' Jabu Pule or Orlando Pirates' Steve Lekoelea once found themselves - 'gifted, but wayward.'
Ngobese has been suspended by Arrows after he was found to have been playing in a corporate soccer match - at the time he was supposed to be recovering from injury.
Ngobese has been asked by the club to take the rest of the month off in order to get his attitude right, during which time he will not be paid.
"We are not killing him, we are trying to educate him," coach Khabo Zondo told the Daily News.
"What we believe is that he abused our medical set-up by going to play outside during his recovery period and, as such, he must now pay for his own recovery and must produce a certificate proving his fitness."
Leftback Joseph Henyekane will undergo a late fitness test to see if he has recovered from injury, while Bheka Phakathi should be able to pay after picking up a slight groin strain on the weekend.
This weekend's Castle Premiership fixtures
Saturday, April 9
Leopards vs Arrows
Dynamos vs Santos
Pirates vs Silver Stars
Swallows vs Bucks
Sunday, April 10
Celtic vs Wits
Sundowns vs Cosmos