Absa Premiership

Mokwena refuses to comment on offside goal

2019-10-30 13:09
Rhulani Mokwena
Rhulani Mokwena (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Rhulani Mokwena insists he did not see if his team's controversial goal in the 1-0 win over Highlands Park on Tuesday was offside.

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The Buccaneers were desperate for a win in the Premiership clash in Tembisa after going three league games without a three-pointer and they were delighted when Tshegofatso Mabaso found the back of the net late in the game.

However, Highlands boss Owen da Gama was convinced that the goal was 'three metres' offside and should never have stood.

Mokwena has responded to Da Gama's claim but added that he did no, in fact, see how the goal happened.

"No comment. I haven't seen it yet," said Mokwena after being asked about the controversial strike as quoted by KickOff.

"I think things even themselves out at the end of the season. It's unfortunate for Owen (Da Gama) but I haven't seen it yet so I can't comment.

"No comment on the nature of the goal. Look, in the history of the PSL, I was reading an article in one of the publications that we made a record of 32 shots in 90 minutes and we didn't even score a goal (in our previous match).

"Sometimes like I said things even themselves out. The rub of the green sometimes falls on your side. Fortune favours the brave and credit to the players for being on the receiving end of that."

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Fixtures
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
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