- Pitso Mosimane's team beat Stellenbosch 3-1 on Wednesday night
- However, many were quick to point out the Sundowns was awarded a penalty wrongfully
- The Brazilians' coach won't be complaining about his team benefiting though, adding it was about time
For the first 35 minutes of the Absa Premiership match between the Mamelodi Sundowns and Stellenbosch on Wednesday evening, the latter had the upper hand.
However, the Sundowns bounced back in the 57th minute as a widely discussed penalty was awarded by referee Khulasande Qongqo.
The penalty was handed down on Stellenbosch skipper Mogamad De Goede for what appeared to be a dangerous tackle on Themba Zwane.
However, a reply showed otherwise and many have since said the Sundowns were awarded a penalty wrongfully.
Stellenbosch coach, Steve Barker, was clearly not happy about the outcome and he indirectly called out Mosimane - who has been vocal about the Kaizer Chiefs benefiting from poor match official decisions.
"I want to know these same clubs that say other clubs get decisions, what did they say tonight?" - he said in a post-match interview.
However, Mosimane is not about to complain about his team scoring an extra match point. The Sundowns coach was nonchalant about the matter and he said:
"If we benefited, why not?"
Mosimane added it was "about time" that his team was on the benefiting side of poor refereeing.
"It's about time. I even shrug my shoulder. I even want an offside on Saturday (TKO) and I will lift the trophy gladly. No problem."
Football fans were quick to voice their opinions on social media and Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the best reactions.
You can take a look at the penalty below:
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