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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane again bemoans referee’s decisions

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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane again bemoans referee’s decisions

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has complained of more refereeing decisions going against his team after a disallowed goal against Bidvest Wits last weekend at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

Sundowns played to a 1-1 draw with the Clever Boys at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday, 7 October 2018.

Mosimane felt his side deserved better from the match officials after Wits goalkeeper Darren Keet looked to have handled Phakamani Mahlambi’s effort outside the box late in the game.

“Remember we’re supposed to keep composure, we’re supposed to be gentlemen we’re supposed to talk nice when the emotions are high,” Mosimane told local media in the post-match interview.

The defending Premiership champions are still unbeaten after seven games, but its mentor is unhappy that the team is losing important points due to poor officiating.

“But the title is going because if you start talking you’ll be called for disciplinary hearing. And when you say it the way it is the whole of South Africa, those who don’t support Sundowns will say “Ah Pitso is a cry baby” so we should just keep quiet and this thing should continue to happen every week to us and we’re losing point,” Mosimane said.

The former Bafana Bafana coach also complained last week after Lebogang Maboe’s goal was wrongfully disallowed.

“At the end of the day we’re losing points. I saw [Simon] Murray against Cape Town City the goalkeeper never touched him. Wits benefited, they got a penalty.”

The coach continued to say: “We get the short end of the stick every week and who cares? At the end of the day people will say somebody else won the league who cares?”

“The linesman is straight on the line but can’t make a decision but what can you do?”

It now remains to be seen if the club will appeal the decisions and if the league will take disciplinary action against the coach for the criticism.

Siseko Gwegwe
s.gwegwe@politicalanalysis.co.za

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