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Chiefs coach baffled by referee’s decision to deny penalty in Sundowns defeat

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A dejected Molefi Ntseki was baffled by the referee’s decision not to award Kaizer Chiefs a penalty in added time in their defeat by Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8. 

Referee Luxolo Badi turned down a penalty appeal in the fourth minute of added time when Thapelo Maseko appeared to have fouled Mduduzi Mdantsane in the penalty area. 

Ntseki disputed the decision, insisting that Chiefs were denied a clear penalty.

The Amakhosi coach watched in frustration as his men fell 2-1 at a packed Lucas Moripe Stadium in the return leg of the MTN8 semi-final. But at least the coach did not need a police escort to the changing rooms.

Man of the Match Peter Shaluile scored a brace with Ashley du Preez scoring a consolation goal. Chiefs lost 3-2 on aggregate having played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg at FNB Stadium. 

Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki


The defeat was a tough pill to swallow for Ntseki, who insisted that Kaizer Chiefs was robbed. “What I am in control of is the tactical element of the game in terms of our approach,” he said. 

“We are all aware that we were supposed to be given a penalty, and that penalty was to be a 2-2 score and getting a 2-2 score we were to go through to the final. 

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“I think even towards the end of the game, we had so many corner kicks and when you get corner kicks it means you are putting pressure on the opponents. So in terms of us not giving enough towards the end, I don’t agree with that.

“We did more than enough even to get a penalty of which it was not given, and it is very clear it was a penalty because a tackle came from behind, and the referee didn’t give the penalty.”

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