Cape Town City chairman, John Comitis has accused a match official of ‘cheating’ or ‘being blind’ after a controversial decision was given against the Citizens on the weekend.
City played away to AmaZulu FC on Saturday evening, where in the third minute of the encounter, Usuthu were handed a controversial penalty following a raised foot by Taariq Fielies on Lehlohonolo Majoro.
However, the replay showed that the tackle was made outside of the box, though the referee, Victor Hlungwani, made the decision to award AmaZulu a penalty.
The Mother City-based club did manage to draw level, ending the encounter 1-1 compliment of a debut goal by Prince Opoku Agyemang, though the night’s events still left a bitter taste in the mouth of Comitis, who accused the linesman of ‘cheating’.
“There are historic errors with this particular referee. The linesman was perfectly placed to see the incident, so he is either blind or he’s cheating. The chairman has hinted that VAR is coming to SA. I cannot stress enough that it would be the biggest improvement to the league for all 32 clubs. We are not in this situation alone, there are more clubs being subjected to this treatment,” Comitis told the crew.
They Siya crew made attempts to contact the SAFA but association has preferred to remain mum on the matter.