Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi believes they were denied a 'clear penalty' after they were held to a goalless draw by Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.
A lot was expected from Sundowns after they thrashed Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 over the weekend but they could not create a lot of clear chances, although Hlompho Kekana hit the crossbar with their best chance of the match.
Mngqithi explained his reasons for bringing on defenders Tebogo Langerman and Khuliso Mudau while they were desperate for goals in the second stanza.
"We just felt that Lyle [Lakay] had run his race we wanted fresh legs because we knew that the way they were compact we had to use our width much better, becauseeven on the right we brought on Mudau to operate with Thapelo [Morena] because we wanted to creat scoring opportunities from wide channels," he told SuperSport after the game.
"Because centrally they pushed everyone backwards, which made our lives a little bit difficult but I thought at the end it was supposed to be a penalty [although] in football you have to take whatever you got."
Mngqithi went on to complain that they were supposed to get a penalty after Keletso Makgalwa was brought down inside the box by Alfred Ndengane towards the end of the match.
"But I still believe that was a clear penalty. We have not received any update [on Keletso Makgalwa] but it was a result of that challenge that was supposed to be a penalty, in my own opinion.
"I have not even looked at the video yet but from what I saw I believe that was a very clear penalty, unfortunately players lose their careers, they get seriously damaged based on injuries like those that are not taken seriously by the match officials at times," he added.
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