Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs striker Leonardo Castro says he did not touch
the ball in the build-up to Samir Nurkovic's controversial goal in the
2-0 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday.
Castro appeared to get a slight touch on the ball with his flick
from Reeve Frosler's delivery but the goal stood as Nurkovic bundled in
to an empty net at the back post.
Pitso Mosimane was infuriated with the first of two goals scored by Chiefs which he believes changed the course of the game.
But when asked by reporters if he did indeed touch the ball, Castro quickly and strongly said there was no contact made.
"I didn't touch the ball," Castro told journalists. "If I had touched the ball, it's simple that the ball would have gone straight towards goal. That means it would've been my goal.
"But I didn't touch it.
"Nurkovic was onside, so it's a clear goal."
Kaizer Chiefs face Orlando Pirates in a Soweto derby in the quarter-finals of the Telkom Knockout on Saturday, with both aiming to break a trophy drought.
Kick-off is at 15:00.