PSL

Mosimane feels let down by refs

2017-09-25 20:57
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes his side's CAF Champions League exit at the hands of to Wydad Casablanca in the quarter-finals on Saturday was partly due to poor refereeing.

Sundowns won the first leg 1-0 against the Moroccan club, but were denied what appeared to be genuine goalscoring moments as the match officials in charge ruled them out for various infringements.

Wydad triumphed 1-0 in the second leg and would go on to prevail 3-2 on penalties as the defending champions in Africa's most prestigious cup competition bowed out.

Mosimane bemoaned the decisions that he feels did not go his team's way at home.

"I think we played very well. We came here not to sit back but to attack," he said.

"But‚ unfortunately‚ you know football‚ with penalties anyone can win. We showed we wanted to play, we were not afraid.

"I think we lost the game in Pretoria‚ not in Morocco. In Pretoria we scored three goals but the linesman flagged them offside. They were not offside.

"I regret the game in Pretoria‚ it's very sad for football when an official makes a mistake like that. But I must also give Wydad credit for the way they played in the first 45 minutes. They really showed they wanted to win."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 21 October 2017
Kaizer Chiefs v Orlando Pirates, FNB Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Polokwane City, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Ajax Cape Town v Bloemfontein Celtic, Athlone Stadium 20:15
Free State Stars v Platinum Stars, Goble Park 20:15
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:15
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu FC, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 22 October 2017
Baroka FC v Wits, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Cape Town City FC, Sisa Dukashe Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v Maritzburg United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
SuperSport United v Golden Arrows, Mbombela Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.