Absa Premiership

Mosimane blames referee for Amazulu defeat

2017-10-23 11:26
Pitso Mosimane.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane bemoaned the standard of officiating after their 2-1 loss to Amazulu in their Premiership clash on Saturday.

The Brazilians took an early lead through Thokozani Sekotlong at the Lucas Moripe Stadium but veteran striking duo Siyabonga Nomvethe and Mabhuti Khenyeza came on as substitutes to turn the game on it's head.

Nomvethe, 39, scored his 111th goal in the South African top-flight to become the league's all time top scorer - while the the former Masandawana forward Khenyeza scored the winner late on after a horrendous goalkeeping error from Brimah Razak.

Nonetheless, Mosimane says his much changed starting XI were robbed of all three points due to questionable refereeing decisions over the course of this week; after losing again following the 2-1 defeat against Kaizer Chiefs on Tuesday evening.

"It's tough times hey, we're disappointed. When tough times are like this then the character of people come out. Obviously we have to take the punch," he told SuperSport TV.

"But it's very difficult. Today we don't have Khama [Billiat] because he was kicked off the park from behind by [Joseph] Molangoane. Khama is not here Molangoane was playing today. Every week Percy [Tau] is being ruled out for offside, when he is not offside.

"[Leonardo] Castro was brought down irrespective of whether the goal was going in or not. It should [have been] a penalty. The AmaZulu goal in my opinion from where I was sitting, and I'm happy to be wrong, looked offside. And I think Oupa [Manyisa] was brought down from behind. People are not happy. It's tough times.

"We controlled the game, we should have won the game."

The win for Usuthu lifted them into eighth, one place ahead of Sundowns, who still hold two games in hand due to CAF Champions League participation.

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