- Following their goalless stalemate against Jomo Cosmos on Wednesday, Black
Leopards coach Zeca Marques was left infuriated by the standard of refereeing,
citing his players were not protected by the referee during the match.
and Cosmos shared the spoils in their PSL and NFD relegation/promotion playoffs
clash at Vaal University of Technology.
believes his charges could have emerged victorious if the match officials were
not “against” them. He also insisted that Lidoda Duvha could have been three
goals ahead at the half-time break.
half was very great for us and it could have ended 3-0 in our favour,” insisted
again it was very difficult to play against a team like Jomo Cosmos away from
never had any protection from the referee and our players were being kicked out
from every angle.
the minute we started making tackles the yellow cards were flying high against
obviously our players felt intimidated and it really affected us.
are not a physical team, we love to play football and our players were no
longer comfortable at all because the elbows and tackles from behind were
flying in but the referee did nothing to protect them.
don’t think it was a fair result at all and we could have won the game if the
referee was objective.”
will play their final playoffs game against Moroka Swallows at Thohoyandou Stadium
is set to commence at 15:00.