- The South African Football Association (SAFA) has come under increased pressure following the poor standard of refereeing this season
- Premier Soccer League (PSL) CEO Mato Madlala touched on some of the challenges they face after a meeting with the SAFA technical committee
- Numerous prominent PSL coaches have landed themselves in hot water over their criticism of match officials
It would not be an exaggeration to say that some of other referee controversy erupts on a weekly basis within the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
Briefly.co.za previously reported on the criticism levelled at referees from the likes of Benni McCarthy, Owen Da Gama and Steve Komphela.
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane was also in the firing line after his inflammatory comments made in respect of officials and bias.
Following the constant controversy, PSL CEO Mato Madlala revealed that a meeting was held with the SAFA technical committee in an attempt to remedy the situation.
KickOFF.com reported on some of the challenges that SAFA face.
Madlala said, "They then explained to me that every match gets reviewed then they take decisions and suspend if there's a need. They try by all means to make it right but there's a pool of officials that are trained that worked every season."
Madlala also explained that some new officials have been introduced this season due to the high number of matches that take place across the PSL, MDC and GladAfrica Championship over certain weekends.
Madlala added, "It's easy to just criticise SAFA and say they are not doing anything, which is not true."
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