Absa Premiership

Mosimane: Wits benefited from poor officiating

Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says Wits were assisted by poor officiating in their 1-1 draw at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.

Mosimane felt his side deserved better from match officials after Wits goalkeeper Darren Keet looked to have handled Phakamani Mahlambi's effort outside the box late in the game.

The defending Premiership champions are still unbeaten after seven games, but their mentor is unhappy that they are losing important points due to poor officiating.

"Remember we're supposed to keep composure, we're supposed to be gentlemen we're supposed to talk nice when the emotions are high," Mosimane said in his post-match interview with SuperSport.

"But the title is going because if you start talking you'll be called for disciplinary hearing. And when you say it the way it is the whole of South Africa, those who don't support Sundowns will say, "Ah Pitso is a cry baby" so we should just keep quiet and this thing should continue to happen every week to us and we're losing points.

"At the end of the day we're losing points. I saw (Simon) Murray against Cape Town City the goalkeeper never touched him. Wits benefited, they got a penalty.

"We get the short end of the stick every week and who cares? At the end of the day people will say somebody else won the league who cares?

"It's a game of football, sometimes you benefit (sometimes you don't). I think Wits benefited this week. They benefited against Cape Town City and they are going, they are on top of the log. Who cares? It is the way it is.

"The linesman is straight on the line but can't make a decision but what can you do?"

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