Johannesburg - Maritzburg United coach Ernst Middendorp
bemoaned the standard of officiating following his side's 2-0 loss against
Kaizer Chiefs in the Premiership on Saturday.
Goals from Lorenzo Gordinho and William Twala condemned The
Team of Choice to their second loss of the season, but Middendorp believes his
team had a legitimate goal ruled out in the early exchanges.
"We scored a clear goal in the first 20 minutes,"
he told SuperSport.
"There were consistently yellow cards only on our side,
and their goal was offside, definitely … Khune was man of the match, which
tells a story.
"It was very frustrating - on 60 minutes a change came
from their side, making it five defenders with Katsande - six - which closed
the shop, plus their good goalkeeper … but it was a nice evening."
The former Chiefs mentor feels his side is not getting
decisions after they relegated Jomo Cosmos to the National first Division on
the final day of the 2015/16 campaign.
"We are not getting any decisions," he continued.
"I don’t know if everyone is insulted that Jomo Cosmos
were relegated and we are now getting punished? It’s very frustrating.
"We are not playing bad soccer, we have good ambition
and are working hard ... it’s frustrating," Middendorp concluded.
Middendorp's charges host Polokwane City in their next
league encounter on Tuesday, 27 September.