Absa Premiership

Igesund questions penalty call

2015-11-05 11:17
Gordon Igesund (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Gordon Igesund was left bemoaning the penalty decision that went against his side following Wednesday's 1-1 draw against Bloemfontein Celtic.

Matsatsantsa opened the scoring after 14 minutes at the Peter Mokaba Stadium this week through Bradley Grobler, but Phunya Sele Sele were level on the hour mark after Geofrey Massa fired home from the spot after the referee adjudged Michael Boxall to have handled in the area.

However, speaking after the game, Igesund was not completely convinced by the match official's decision, saying: "I said to the referee, if you see something then you have got to give a decision.

"And I know Michael Boxall, whenever players come into the big box, he always put his hands on his sides or behind his back like this. And I've always told him you can't move with your hands down there, and I saw his hands were down there.

"I just said to the referee, and I am not fighting with him he made a decision, I said surely you have to be 100% sure. You have to see something, you have got to see the handball or the situation.

"Anyway, look it is one of those things. Well done to Clinton and his team, they came and fought hard.

"I am very disappointed we didn't win the game, obviously, because I thought we were worthy of it.

"I mean their keeper made a fantastic save from Boxall at the end of the game. It was one of those games, it was a tough game for both sides."


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