Owen da Gama slams Bucs' offside goal: "Somebody must go to jail"

Owen da Gama slams Bucs' offside goal: "Somebody must go to jail"

- Owen da Gama is not happy about the outcome of the match between his team and the Orlando Pirates

- The Highlands Park head coach says the Bucs' late winning goal should not have been awarded

- According to da Gama, the Pirates forward was in offside position when he received the ball

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Highlands Park head coach, Owen da Gama, has called for action to be taken after an offside goal saw his team losing against the Orlando Pirates at Makhulong Stadium on Tuesday evening.

"Somebody must go to jail for that! That is wrong! You can't do such things! I'm sorry we had to lose in this fashion, we'll take it on a jaw once more," da Gama said.

The Highlands Park coach said that the referee and one of the linesman were "superb" but the line official on the far end should be investigated.

KickOff reported television replays showed Mabasa was in an offside position when he received the ball from Linda Mntambo. However, the goal was awarded and the Bucs walked away with a win.

Da Gama applauded the Pirates for their efforts but he said Mabasa was clearly metres offside.

"Three metres off! Look at it! So it is very painful to lose for this, if this is going to continue in this country, our football is not going to go far. Not to take anything away from Pirates, they played very well, they created opportunities, they are a fantastic team but that?" he added.

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The offside goal was not the only thing that got the Highlands Park coach's blood boiling. Da Gama complained about the "two-footed tackle" Mabasa made on Lindokuhle Mbatha in the first half.

"Mbatha never recovered from that, he had pain, we put on spray, they gave him an injection but he couldn't take the pain off," da Gama said.

He slammed Mabasa for "ending" Mbatha's career like that and despite the Bucs' good performance, he felt it was "shameful" how the game ended.

The losing coach said:

"You work so hard all week, you prepare, you analyse, just for a mistake like that to happen, I think that is shameful! Very shameful!"

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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