PSL

Benni wants consistency from PSL referees

2017-09-28 21:03
Benni McCarthy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City head coach Benni McCarthy urged PSL referees not to spoil the Cape derby with unfair decision making.

The Citizens are set to face arch-rivals Ajax Cape Town on Saturday at Cape Town Stadium in their Premiership clash.

READ: City mean 'business', says Benni ahead of Cape derby

City striker Lehlohonolo Majoro's goal against Orlando Pirates was disallowed and many onlookers questioned whether the call was fair by the referee. The match ended 1-0 in favour of the Buccaneers at FNB Stadium.

City then faced Polokwane City at Cape Town Stadium and Majoro netted a 98th minute penalty which secured three-points for McCarthy's charges. However, replay showed that the Polokwane player controlled the ball with his chest but referee Cedric Muvhali issued a penalty for handball.

Ahead of the much-anticipated match, a joint press conference was held and McCarthy was not mum when asked about the recent mishaps from referees.

"I think it is fair, people come out and pay their money to watch really good football just for games to be cancelled out because of bad refereeing, so all I ask for is that we have a fair referee, a good referee, one that is into the game because it is going to be a game with a lot of tension between the two sides," said McCarthy.

"It is going to be a game that is going to be physical as well, so, I don't want the referee to spoil a really good game of football.

"So, just for consistency that is all from my side then these guys know that they will be able to play to their best of their abilities if the ref is having a good game."

Kick off is at 15:00.

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