- Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki commented on the controversy surrounding Orlando Pirates midfielder Fortune Makaringe and Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane
- Mosimane was critical of Makaringe's actions during their match and felt that he was showboating
- Ntseki empathised with both Mosimane and Makaringe
Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns served up an entertaining encounter in Soweto last week.
Briefly.co.za reported that one of the talking points from the match was the reaction of Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane to a bit of skill by Pirates midfielder Fortune Makaringe.
The Downs mentor was visibly agitated on the sidelines and mimicked the player's actions.
At the post-match interview, Mosimane felt that Makaringe was showboating and that it was disrespectful.
Mosimane also felt that Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki would not approve of Makaringe's actions.
Ntseki has now weighed in on the matter and understands where Mosimane is coming from.
Ntseki said, "But I think in terms of professionalism and respect to the game and your opponents, we should always be cognisant of such moments of the game."
KickOFF.com also reported that the Bafana mentor was quick to defend Makaringe's decision as well.
Ntseki added, "So yes it was Fortune Makaringe, but for me it was a spit-second moment, he didn't continue disrespecting the opponents and the game."
Ntseki also explained that Makaringe is not the type of player who is disrespectful to the game.
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