Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has admitted that Chiefs may have benefited from poor refereeing but it was not out of the ordinary.
He pointed out that many other clubs have had unprofessional match officials work to their advantage. He offered a solution to the alleged problem plaguing the PSL.
Middendorp was asked for his opinion on the poor officiating between Jelly Chavani and Zakhele Siwela. This saw a Chiefs goal disallowed, a penalty granted in their favour and a red card given to Orlando Pirates.
The coach said that Chiefs may have benefited on Saturday but it's not something exclusive to the club. He has made a statement previously on the subject. He said that Chiefs do get better treatment, but this was said when he was still at Maritzburg United.
The Amakhosi coach thinks that the only solution is to get better officials. This will allow others to focus on their own roles.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane had said he would keep a keen eye on the Soweto Derby played over this past weekend. Mosimane felt that Chiefs have regularly benefited from refereeing blunders this season and this has contributed to their flying start in the ABSA Premiership. The Downs mentor felt that Pirates supporters would react harshly should Chiefs receive favourable treatment during their match.
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