Pitso Mosimane hits out at PSL ... again

2014-11-06 11:58

Barely a day after being made to publicly apologise to the country’s club bosses, Mamelodi Sundowns boss Pitso Mosimane has yet again criticised the Premier Soccer League, this time taking exception to a man-of-the-match award.

Mosimane, somewhat depleted after his team’s scoreless draw against Mpumalanga Black Aces in Atteridgeville last night, cut short his post-match interview with a group of reporters and walked away, shortly after questioning the decision of the man-of-the-match award.

Sibusiso Gumede won the award for his efforts in helping Aces keep a clean sheet. The defender was instrumental at the back, making a last-ditch block on the goalline in the dying seconds to help earn a point for the visitors.

“I’m surprised. Who chooses that? He was all over the place in the first half, I mean, really?” Mosimane said afterwards.

“Whose ball did he save off the line? Who did he mark? I’m not criticising the [player], the boy is a good player.

“I said the selection of the man of the match leaves more to be desired.”

Mosimane believed the award should have gone to one of the Sundowns players, hinting at the likes of Khama Billiat and Cuthbert Malajila, whom he felt caused problems for the Aces defence.

According to PSL laws, the award for the game’s best performer is decided by a panel of television commentators. Yesterday the panel included Mark Gleeson and William Shongwe.

Aces coach, Clive Barker, disagreed.

“I thought Gumede was fabulous. He put his life and soul into every tackle and that last tackle to get us a point was fantastic,” Barker said.

On Tuesday, in the company of Sundowns’ owner Patrice Motsepe, Mosimane apologised to the PSL for comments he had made in August.

Mosimane, in a heated postmatch interview live on television, hinted at a conspiracy against his team after Pirates lodged a complaint querying Alje Schut’s eligibility.

The Soweto team queried the player’s registration card – the document which gives a player the relevant authorisation to play in the PSL.

A plethora of missed opportunities would have done little to help ease the pain for Mosimane last night, as the Brazilians were held to a third successive Premiership stalemate.

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