PSL remains mum after Pirates-Sundowns kick-off delayed by ‘fishy’ protest from Buccaneers

2014-08-29 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — The PSL has refused to comment on the protest lodged by Orlando Pirates in their game against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday, that led to the game being delayed for several minutes.

The match, which was scheduled to start at 7.30 pm, was delayed after Pirates lodged a protest against Sundowns regarding their captain and defender, Alje Schut’s, playing card.

Speaking after the match, Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane, said something “fishy” was going on and his side never had any chance of winning the game.

“I don’t believe we could have won this match. First, I find it very strange that Orlando Pirates go to Alje Schut’s card, that is within our books. How do they know that, straight to Alje’s card, no one else, please man,” said Mosimane.

Asked for clarity on the issue, PSL Communications’ Connie Motshumi said the league was not in a position to comment. “We’re waiting for the match report, so we can’t comment on the matter. I saw the incident on TV so I can’t comment on that until I get the report,” said Motshumi.

Pirates won the match 3-0.

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