Cape Town - Baroka FC goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze has dismissed claims
that he is faking injuries to waste time during latter stages of PSL games.
Chipezeze came into the spotlight again on Saturday in his
side's 2-1 victory over Supersport United when the shot-stopper went down near
the end of the game for treatment.
The win was an important one for Bakgaga as it took them two
points clear of the relegation zone but Chipezeze denies having to fake injury
to help get his team over the line.
In quotes published on KickOff website, the keeper said:
"In games like these [against SuperSport United] the intensity is high.
You also saw my defender was down and bleeding. [James] Keene came and hit me
on my head.
"I won't be faking injuries. You know sometimes some of
these guys would be chasing games and want the three points at all costs.
"When you go down, it's part of football, it's not
cheating. If a player is injured, he's injured."
Even though Baroka are close to the drop zone, Zimbabwean
Chipezeze has enjoyed a solid first season in the PSL and says the Baroka side
is still short of experience.
Chipezeze continued: "We are working as a team. Most of
the young boys started playing in the PSL this season and as an international,
I try to help here and there with the experience I've gained while still
playing at home.
"It's not a one-man show. We are working as a