Ernst Middendorp reacts to Nurkovic’s ‘offside’ goal: “Let it go”

Ernst Middendorp reacts to Nurkovic’s ‘offside’ goal: “Let it go”

- Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has had his say on the controversial opening goal scored by Samir Nurkovic against Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday

- According to Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane the goal should not have stood as the striker was in an offside position

- Middendorp feels there is no merit to the claim that Chiefs receive favourable treatment from referees

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Football followers were looking forward to the weekend's epic showdown between Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday and numerous talking points emerged.

Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Sundowns mentor Pitso Mosimane was outraged that Chiefs' opening goal was allowed to stand.

Mosimane was adamant that Chiefs striker Samir Nurkovic was in an offside position when he netted from close range.

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Following the match, Mosimane told SuperSport TV that Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp is one of the luckiest coaches in the Premier Soccer League.

However, KickOff.com reported that Middendorp has now had his say and refutes the claim that his side is favoured by match officials.

Middendorp asked, "Are we talking about a situation where it could probably be a handball and a penalty? What the hell are we doing? Let’s let it go.”

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Briefly.co.za gathered that Middendorp clapped back at Mosimane by mentioning that Highlands Park were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty against Sundowns.

Middendorp also urged the media to raise their concerns via the appropriate channels.

The German added, "Address it to the PSL, address it to SAFA and don’t follow these guys who do their best."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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