Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane
congratulated the match officials after his team progressed to the Telkom
Knockout semi-finals in a penalty shootout win over Chippa United on Sunday.
Mosimane has been outspoken in recent weeks about referees
and how other teams have benefited from certain decisions.
The Sundowns mentor though praised the man in the middle for
Sunday's encounter after an exciting clash finished 2-2 after extra-time with
the Tshwane side eventually winning 4-3 in the spot-kicks.
Mosimane said after the game: "We need to congratulate
the referees, I congratulate them, even when I lose, I do congratulate them,
but I will also complain even if I win, so I'm congratulating them.
"Tell me any coach who congratulates the referees, it's
only me. That perception that Pitso is always complaining about referees, yes,
I will complain if they are doing the wrong things.
"I will congratulate the referees and I've been fined
for congratulating the referees, did you see my charge? I congratulated the
referee, I'm fined.
"So, what should I do, criticize them?"
The Brazilians are back in action on Wednesday as Baroka FC
entertain the league champions at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Kick-off is at 19:30.
- TeamTalk Media