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Benni Questions Pirates' Opening Goal

AmaZulu FC coach Benni McCarthy believes Orlando Pirates' goal should have been disallowed for a foul on Andre De Jong.

Deon Hotto got the opening goal for the Buccaneers, but the Usuthu players and coaching staff felt De Jong was fouled in the build-up to the goal.

"I was genuinely convinced that it was a free-kick. The player never got anything of the ball. He took De Jong out and the referee waved play on. It was on the halfway mark of the pitch. And then straight from there one pass in behind and then they got the goal. So we all just felt that we were a little bit hard done by and a decision that went against you cost you the goal," McCarthy told SuperSport after the game.

"We took it on the chin. And then we showed people the character, the resilience, the AmaZulu that we know. We don't shy away from a fight. We don't shy away from getting into the game and getting dirty. Getting our kit dirty because we want to work for the cause. And then we started playing the way we're supposed to play. Creating a few chances.

"A draw probably a fair result. But I think the team that created the chances, you know we created far better clear-cut chances and you know if you don't score that all important second goal then you've got an Orlando Pirates team that will keep coming at you until the last minute because they have a massive squad that they can rotate and I think the fitness team that they have that gets their team to the level.

Swallows have now registered a 10th draw this season, which is more than any other side.

"So we take a draw, another one, and like I said I'm hating to sound like that. But I'm seeing Swallows have adapted to Durban. But listen my players have given everything, they fought, but I am getting tired of all the draws now."

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