Absa Premiership

Tembo latest PSL coach to slam refs

2019-10-28 13:53
Kaitano Tembo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo is the latest Absa Premiership coach to hit out at referees after his side were on the receiving end of some poor decisions in the 2-2 draw with Black Leopards.

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane and Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy have recently been scathing in their criticism of the poor standard of officiating.

And Tembo has joined the fray after Leopards were awarded a controversial penalty in the closing stages of the encounter, with Pentjie Zulu converting to claim a share of the spoils for Lidoda Duvha.

"It's not my business to talk about referees because it's not going to change anything. It's what we have. We have to deal with that even though it's frustrating," Tembo told KickOff.

"But what can we do? That's what we have. We have to deal with that. I can't talk about referees. It's disappointing.

"Players are frustrated because you come in, you work hard then one moment, someone just decides [the outcome] of the game. But that's what we have, let's deal with it.

"That's why players end up taking things into their own hands because they are frustrated. We saw with [Mpho] Makola, [Gaston] Sirino. I don't want to talk about the referees to be honest."

- TeamTalk Media


Read News24’s Comments Policy

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
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.