- Kaizer Chiefs defeated Cape Town City on penalties in the Telkom Knockout
- City coach Benni McCarthy criticised the referee and officials as he felt the Glamour Boys were favoured
- McCarthy added that Chiefs are top of the PSL due to bias from referees this season
Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy is not a happy camper following defeat at the hands of Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout.
Kermit Erasmus opened the scoring for City in spectacular fashion, only for Samir Nurkovic to score the equaliser in Saturday's contest.
The match then went to penalties and the Amakhosi prevailed.
What irked McCarthy is not the result, but that Chiefs were allegedly favoured by the match officials.
McCarthy said, “The referee was terrible‚ he might as well have just put on a Kaizer Chiefs shirt.”
TimesLIVE reported that McCarthy feels it's been a common theme this season and has contributed to Chiefs' lofty PSL log position.
McCarthy added, “No wonder Chiefs won because it was one-way traffic from the referees‚ as it has in the last few games for Kaizer Chiefs."
The City mentor felt that it was "one-way traffic" in terms of officiating.
Many pundits felt that referee Abongile Tom was lenient on City midfielder Mpho Makola for a blatant shove, but McCarthy pointed out that Chiefs should have had two players sent off.
Briefly.co.za also understands that Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela was just as unhappy about the standard of refereeing in his team's contest against Polokwane City.
Komphela explained: “He must learn to respect coaches‚ period. He's probably in his late 20s and I didn't like his attitude.”
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