Absa Premiership

Pitso not backtracking on referee comments

2019-10-25 14:39
Pitso Mosimane
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he won't back down from his comments that Kaizer Chiefs are unfairly favoured by referees.

Second-placed Sundowns and top-of-the-table Chiefs meet on Sunday in a mouth-watering Absa Premiership encounter. With a win, the Brazilians will go above the Amakhosi.

Masandawana mentor Mosimane has been stoking the fire ahead of the clash with criticism of the way he believes Chiefs benefit unfairly from match officials. The comments have not sat well with Glamour Boys' coach Ernst Middendorp, but Mosimane says he won't change his tune just because people are unhappy.

"They are under pressure. We are watching them. We are talking. We will complain. We will never keep quiet and say you are feeling jealous because they are winning. No, we say it the way it is," Mosimane told KickOff.

"Benni (McCarthy) says it. I say it. Okay, other coaches don't want to say it because they are modest, they don't feel like it. We want to win the championship. It's a championship game, we talk.

"(Jurgen) Klopp was complaining when Liverpool played against Manchester City. When Klopp complains it's okay. When I complain why do people say I am talking (too much). No, I complain the same way."

Meanwhile, Mosimane insisted he has nothing against Middendoop.

"I don't have issues with Middendorp. He is doing exceptionally well. He has turned the team around. Look, how low can you go when you finish tenth and you are Kaizer Chiefs? You have to turn it around," said Mosimane.

"Should we say congratulations for turning [things] around? I mean they want to go where? Number 14? No, they can't finish 14 and how low can you go? You can only go up and he has done well. He did a very good job. He's got the team.

"They are difficult to beat, we accept that. But we will say they are benefiting."

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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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