South Africa striker Katlego Mphela was arrested for drunk driving in Johannesburg, police spokesman Col. Lungelo Dlamini has confirmed.
Mphela, who scored the winning goal against Egypt on Saturday in an African Cup of Nations qualifier, was arrested on Monday after celebrating the win, according to Glyn Binkin, the player’s agent.
“He’s obviously disappointed about what transpired, but he also believed he was under the limit or he would not have taken the irresponsible action of driving when he didn’t feel he was able to drive,” Binkin told The Associated Press.
Mphela scored three minutes into injury time to give South Africa a 1-0 win over Egypt on Saturday. Mphela will appear in court in October.