Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena has accused Orebotse Mongae of intentionally trying to injure Bongani Zungu.

Zungu had previously injured Bernard Parker in a previous meeting with TS Galaxy that left the player sidelined with a broken leg.

Mokwena is of the opinion that Rockets boss Sead Ramovic directed his players to go hard on Zungu and says he is “very disappointed” by the outcome.

Mongae received a red card in the 85th minute of Sundowns’ 3-0 win on Monday night for his heavy tackle, that saw Zungu stretchered off the field.

Speaking after the game, Mokwena told SuperSport: “I’m disappointed with the tackle on Bongani Zungu, very disappointed.

“Because I was told already last night that the coach on the opposition showed that tackle that Bongani Zungu did on Bernard Parker and said ‘don’t forget what Bongani Zungu did’.

“And I’m very disappointed because these things happen. And I can say again to you that Bongani Zungu’s tackle can happen in any other game, anywhere I’ve seen worse tackles.

“We’ve even got [Abubeker] Nasir out injured, but we’ve forgiven and moved on because it’s a contact sport, but we go and intentionally injury players and we send out these things, it’s a bit disappointing from a professional level.

“But anyway, we do the talking on the pitch.”