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Referee Jelly Chavani (centre), 1st Assistant Lalelani Mngadi and 2nd Assistant Happy Nhlanhla in Pretoria. Picture: Samuel Shivambu /BackPagePix/Gallo Images
Referee Jelly Chavani (centre), 1st Assistant Lalelani Mngadi and 2nd Assistant Happy Nhlanhla in Pretoria. Picture: Samuel Shivambu /BackPagePix/Gallo Images

TIM SPIRIT

I had hoped to never say anything about the standard of refereeing in our domestic league, but the recent spate of dubious officiating has made it difficult to remain silent.

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