Absa Premiership

Tinkler questions Masalesa red card

2016-04-18 11:45
Lehlogonolo Masalesa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler has questioned the referee's decision to send off Lehlogonolo Masalesa during his side's 4-1 league victory over Golden Arrows on Saturday.

The Buccaneers were forced to finish the match with 10 men after referee Olani Kwinda cautioned Masalesa twice for a hand-ball and time wasting during their clash with Arrows at Moses Mabhida stadium.

Kwinda also booked Pirates midfielder Edwin Gyimah for entering the field of play without authorisation, after receiving treatment later in the second half.

"I need to see exactly (why he was sent off) and I don't even know why he got a second yellow. The first yellow I saw he handballed and that he deserved," Tinkler said.

"But I don't know what the second one was for and I need to find out what the reason behind that one was. An example, the decision to give Gyimah a yellow when Gyimah was clearly told by the referee to come back on the field which is what he did and going and showing him a yellow card because he came on the field without authorisation... it is extremely questionable.

"We also need to find out why he was issued with that yellow card."

The Sea Robbers will turn their focus onto the Nedbank Cup, when they travel to Lucas Moripe Stadium for their quarter-final clash against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday night.

Kick-off is at 20:15.

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