Cape Town - SuperSport
United coach Gordon Igesund was incensed that the referee refused to award his
side a penalty in their 1-1 draw with Moroka Swallows.
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Matsatsantsa scored a late equaliser to deny a desperate
Swallows team a vital win that would have lifted them out of the relegation
Clayton Daniels headed the Pretoria outfit level in the 91st
minute, but Igesund's only concern after the draw was how the match official
did not award United what he felt was a stonewall penalty.
"It was a blatant penalty, I mean, anyone with the
naked eye can see that," he said.
"I was speaking to Craig [Rosslee] and he said that he
could see from where he was...
"But what I don't understand is the referee is five
yards from it; the linesman is standing right there, and they don't see it."
Despite his own disappointment with the result and with the
officials, the former Bafana Bafana coach praised the Dube Birds for a spirited
"I must give them credit, you know, it's not easy for
these teams that are fighting relegation," he added.
"They were much more physical and stronger than us. But
at the end of the day, I suppose the draw I would probably say was a fair