Absa Premiership

Middendorp: We're not getting any decisions

2016-09-26 13:03
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Ernst Middendorp (Gallo Images)

 Johannesburg - Maritzburg United coach Ernst Middendorp bemoaned the standard of officiating following his side's 2-0 loss against Kaizer Chiefs in the Premiership on Saturday.

Goals from Lorenzo Gordinho and William Twala condemned The Team of Choice to their second loss of the season, but Middendorp believes his team had a legitimate goal ruled out in the early exchanges.

"We scored a clear goal in the first 20 minutes," he told SuperSport.

"There were consistently yellow cards only on our side, and their goal was offside, definitely … Khune was man of the match, which tells a story.

"It was very frustrating - on 60 minutes a change came from their side, making it five defenders with Katsande - six - which closed the shop, plus their good goalkeeper … but it was a nice evening."

The former Chiefs mentor feels his side is not getting decisions after they relegated Jomo Cosmos to the National first Division on the final day of the 2015/16 campaign.

"We are not getting any decisions," he continued.

"I don’t know if everyone is insulted that Jomo Cosmos were relegated and we are now getting punished? It’s very frustrating.

"We are not playing bad soccer, we have good ambition and are working hard ... it’s frustrating," Middendorp concluded.

Middendorp's charges host Polokwane City in their next league encounter on Tuesday, 27 September.


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