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Pitso denies assault: 'Where were the punches?'

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

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has denied accusations of assault against him saying there were no punches thrown at a security guard.

READ: Pitso Mosimane charged with assault

A complaint against Mosimane had been made by a security guard at the King Zwelithini Stadium after a fracas took place when two Sundowns fans invaded the pitch.

In a post-match interview though Mosimane rubbished earlier reports that he had punched a security guard while condemning the officials for how they handled the two Sundowns supporters.

"There were no punches. You are trying to make a scene. Where were the punches?" he asked.

"Our supporters, two of them got onto the pitch. What do you do? You usher them out. You don't drag them like they are criminals.

"This thing of showing off that we can drag somebody off the pitch must end."

The 54-year-old went on to explain what happened in the resulting scuffle with the stadium security.

"I was just trying to say to the guy: 'take him off properly'. That guy wanted to be on television so that his family can see him. It is unbelievable. If the guy resists then you can use other means but they were not resisting. He's our supporter, let me take him off."

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Lt-Colonel Thulani Zwane confirmed that a case had been opened.

"A case of assault at Umlaza police station was opened. No one has been arrested while investigations continue," Zwane said.

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