Cape Town - Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Lucky Maselesele has accused
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane of being sour grapes after he claimed Amakhosi 'always get penalties'.
Mosimane made the claim after his side's 2-1 victory over
Black Leopards on Wednesday evening when his side were denied what appeared to
be a clear penalty for handball.
The Glamour Boys had some controversial decisions go their
way in their 2-0 victory over AmaZulu and while Maselese admitted this was the
case, he feels luck evens itself over time.
"Well I'm going to be honest, I'm watching from outside
as a former player, I was watching that match against AmaZulu FC, like I feel
those two goals for Usuthu were legit," Maselesele said.
"If you are watching from television boss, those were
not offside. Chiefs were outplayed on the day.
"Sometimes in football you need luck. Even big players
and teams like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona, Juventus and Inter
Milan they always have luck. Even us at Kaizer Chiefs when we won everything in
2001, we were playing well but had luck. When you win matches you attract luck,
it comes naturally, it follows you, so this Chiefs at the moment everything is
on their side.
"Pitso Mosimane must just accept, when Mamelodi
Sundowns was winning 16 games in a row it was also because of luck. Yes, they
are superior and have a big squad, but luck was on their side, there were
matches where you could think referees are on their side.
"Pitso was wrong to drag Chiefs, yes we have to listen
to him during post-match interviews shining there, yes we have to hail and
praise him, don't get me wrong, I respect and like him for what he has achieved
in South Africa, the best coach at the moment with the best squad, best budget.
"But like obviously he must be considerate, I think for
him as a big professional as he is, he was supposed to respect other teams.
Also remember Mamelodi Sundowns is not the only team in Premier Soccer
- TeamTalk Media