Sun, 28 Feb 2021

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has voiced his concerns on Swallows' equalised goal during the two sides top of the table encounter on Saturday.

Kermit Erasmus gave the log leaders the lead with silky and clinical finish late in the first half only for it to be denied the winner following Musa Nyatama's quick reaction to Sammy Seabi's parried free-kick during the dying seconds of the match.

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The replay showed that Nyatama was indeed offside, but linesman deemed it a and did not flag the play as the equalising goal stood giving Swallows a deserved point.

"I strongly believe the goal was way offside and I was asking myself what is really happening here because they got away with the same against Pirates and again now. To me, that was an offside but in football you must expect these things," Mngqithi told the media.

"The good thing about them is that they are a very good team. They are playing some very good football although today they played in some patches. They are coached very well, and Brandon Truter has done a tremendous job."

Mngqithi added: The equaliser was a sucker punch because in those (final) five minutes players lost character as they started kicking the balls out and not playing even when they have options around them and that resulted in the foul which resulted in a goal."

The stalemate sees the Brazilians remain in top spot with Swallows in second place as only goal difference separate the two sides.

Meanwhile, Masandawana are back in action on Wednesday against Black Leopards.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

Source: News24

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