- Orlando Pirates coach Rhulani Mokwena has leapt to the defence of referees and called for coaches to stop bashing them
- This follows a series of questionable refereeing errors that have sparked criticism from various PSL coaches
- Mokwena admits that he can't rule out the possibility that some errors may have been deliberate, but feels that officials need more assistance from the football fraternity
A common trend that seems to have emerged this football season is the high number of questionable refereeing decisions.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has criticised the match officials on numerous occasions.
In the case of Mosimane, he feels the pattern of decisions seem to indicate preferential treatment towards log leaders, Kaizer Chiefs.
However, Briefly.co.za gathered that many other Premier Soccer League coaches have been left frustrated during their matches as well.
Owen Da Gama, Steve Komphela and Benni McCarthy have voiced their disapproval as well and slammed the match officials.
Ironically, Orlando Pirates coach Rhulani Mokwena has taken a stand and called for the referee bashing to come to an end.
Daily Sun reported that Mokwena admitted that his team benefited from contentious decision in their match against Highlands Park.
Mokwena said, "I prefer not to talk about referees, but what’s happening in this country is sad. I commented before I saw the goal, it was a clear-offside."
The Buccaneers mentor feels that the footballing fraternity should do more to assist referees and possibly consider the introduction of more technology.
Mokwena added, "I don’t know if it’s deliberate, but they need help and we don’t need to bash them.”
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