Mosimane not happy with Chiefs, decries referees

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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says the only difference with the current Kaizer Chiefs team compared to last season is the referees favouring them.

The Brazilians took four points from Amakhosi last season with a draw at home and a win away from home.

Chiefs beat Sundowns 2-0 in a league match at a packed Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria on Sunday.

Mosimane was not happy with Chiefs first goal that was scored by Serbian striker Samir Nurkovic. Reeve Frosler crossed the ball that was unclear whether Leonardo Castro touched it or not before Nurkovic connected.

Mosimane says Video Assistant Referee (VAR), goal-line technology and spray should be introduced. He also said team’s needs prayers when they face Amakhosi.

Mosimane is one of the most successful local Coaches having won the league title four times with the Brazilians, all the knockout competitions with Sundowns and SuperSport United.

He has also won the CAF Champions League and Super Cup with Sundowns. He says he will not hold back for the fear of being victimised.

There were reports that Middendorp and Mosimane exchanged heated words during half time, which was denied by both coaches.

Mosimane had a lot to say about the German Coach just before the match, but he says he does not speak to him.

Chiefs are on top of the log with 22 points from nine matches, while Sundowns are in second with 17 points from eight matches.

Chiefs have also won their last four matches. Mosimane says Chiefs are resilient this season.

Sundowns missed regular goalkeeper Denis Onyango and key playmaker Themba Zwane through a bereavement and injury respectively.

He says they missed Zwane the most and also insinuated that Chiefs is the only team benefiting from referees mistakes.

Sundowns dominated the match with 62 percent of ball possession, 25 shots compared to eight from Chiefs, 11 shots on target compared to four, 14 corners to two. Mosimane says he was happy with the performance.

– Report by Vincent Sitsula