Absa Premiership

No goal-line tech for PSL

2015-07-09 16:00
Frank Lampard felt the full effect of FIFA's reluctance to use goal-line technology when his goal was ignored. (AP)

Cape Town - After confirming the introduction of the vanishing spray next season, the PSL has denied that goal-line technology will soon follow.

Sport24 reported that Peter Sejake, who is the head of referees at SAFA, says that the Absa Premiership along with other lower leagues will use the internationally acclaimed vanishing spray during incidents when it comes to free-kicks.

Football has seen many occasions where goals were disallowed by officials prior to the implementation of goal-line technology due to not being able to see whether the ball has crossed the line or not.

One in particular was when Frank Lampard’s goal against Germany at the 2010 Soccer World Cup was disallowed after replays showed that the ball clearly crossed the line.

However, two-years later various prestigious football leagues started to use goal-line technology and soon after the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup implemented it as well.

As far as to when it will be implemented in South Africa, PSL head of media relations, Luxolo September, reveals that discussions have not come up yet.

“As far as I am concerned, the issue has not been debated by the PSL at any level. It has to go through the board of governors and to the best of my knowledge this has not been discussed,” September told KickOff.

“I do not know. I cannot tell you what could happen in the future but at the moment this matter has not been discussed.”

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