Bucs defend Josephs' antics

2010-10-06 09:13

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates have expressed their dismay at Premier Soccer League chief executive Kjetil Siem's notification that Moeneeb Josephs could face disciplinary action for his "unsporting" behaviour in Saturday's MTN8 final.

This was announced by Siem after Pirates won the shootout 4-2 to lift their first knockout trophy in 10 years.

The match went to penalties after 120 minutes produced a 1-1 stalemate. Two Swallows players missed their spot kicks, including captain Siyabonga Nomvethe.

However Bucs spokesperson Mickey Modisane on Tuesday said the club had not received any formal proclamation in regards to Josephs' behaviour.

Modisane told the Sowetan: "What we found curious is why Moeneeb's stunts are an issue now.

"We have been taken by surprise - he has always done that. Nobody has complained about it before. Why now?

"We will deal with the matter when we get the complaint."


  • Craig - 2010-10-06 09:26

    As always we look straight past the inept officials who on the day let him get away with this. I find nothing wrong with what he did, but if it is so bad, why is the refferee not been taken to task for allowing him to get away with his behaviour?

  • Clemza - 2010-10-06 09:32

    The best thing to do is to limit time taken to kick the penalty. Once a player has placed the ball on a penalty spot, goalkeeper should not be allowed to touch the ball and not even to come nearer the ball. I have seen situation when the ball is placed on a penalty spot and the Goalkeeper run towards the ball, handle the ball and make comments on a penalty taker before he runs back to the goalposts.

  • Revolutionist - 2010-10-06 10:22


  • Bucs Faithful - 2010-10-06 10:31

    Mind games are part of any sport. Premier Soccer League chief executive Kjetil Siem should be concentrating on poor referees who who are always incompetent in each and every game. Officials are the big problem at the moment and this need to be adressed but it seems no one is willing to sort this. It doesn't make any sense to probe Slim Katie.

  • sgemshane - 2010-10-06 10:42

    Moeneeb is a PRO and is not going to be let down by a moron from nowhere. Siem is n' laitie and must not come with his nonsense approach he know nothing about SA football.

  • katlego - 2010-10-06 10:53

    its funny how some of the officials are biased . . pirates lost a couple of finals in penalties and mooneeb did the same,he has been doing this from his days at ajax and its only now that they are complaining abt it . . . .Kjetil Siem is clown

  • Frost21 - 2010-10-06 12:01

    PUNISHMENT, it's what he need

  • lennon chivaland - 2010-10-06 15:28

    there is nothing wrong with slim cat is that maybe mr CEO was not expecting him to saves some penalties so that the trophy drought will neva end at might bucs

  • Bongani Doctor Ngwenyama - 2010-10-07 08:10

    pls, mr Siem u must give vredut were ie due and stop coplaining for what u know nothing about, all the psl goalie have neen doing these, are u new in these game or u just hate piretes, or maybe u've got something against Dr Khoza, stop right now my friend coz shurely u can go to any highest court of the world but u can't win against our respected chaiman mr IRON DUKE.

  • Thulani - 2010-10-07 08:26

    Since when is the players punsihed for the refereer's incompetence. If this Siem person thinks Moneeb was out of line then he must take the ref to task as the alleged infringenment happened right under the ref's nose. I think he is being personal and like the other guys has mentioned that Josephs has always played these mind games and most goalkeepers do, and I must not saying I condone it. All I'm asking for is consistency

  • The Khosi One@Bongani Doctor Whatever - 2010-10-07 12:14

    The least you could do is run a spell check before commenting brother, this is not Soccer Laduma. This is a civilized platform. Please! The Khosi One.

  • The Khosi One@Bongani Doctor Whatever - 2010-10-07 12:21

    The least you could do is run a spell check before commenting brother, this is not Soccer Laduma. This is a civilized platform. Please! The Khosi One.

      bdngwenyama - 2010-11-22 15:52

      Hey, you the master of spelling's, if you need a teaching job , you better apply for it, coz here we are commenting about football, not spellings and writtings,

  • RONNIE "SHIBOBO" - 2010-10-07 17:31

    siem go back to norway if you want to make sa soccer a sissie game if penalty takers cant handle the pressure they dont belong here look at rugby the kicker attention is disturb by thousands but still kick the ball through the post soccer in sa are not for sissies siem just shut up and do your job find a sponsor for 1st division

  • bokamoso thubisi - 2010-10-13 17:48

    mr siem dont you knw what is so called game spirit man,its better sometimes when one dont know what to say must zwip his mouth

  • thabani - 2010-11-03 08:32

    In my view, what Joseph did is the part of football. coz in the game of football you have to intimidate your opposition to confuse them. Football is about tricks, so the CEO must check the tactics of delay coz players does that to make sure that the losing side get irritated. so please guys let us not confuse soccer. Against Chiefs In Charity cup, Slim kati did it against Shabalala no body complained bcos Shabba scored. why now?

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