Absa Premiership

Igesund furious with referee

2015-04-20 09:20
Gordon Igesund (Supplied)

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 zone.

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 performance.

"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 reflection."

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