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PSL Match Official Demoted! Faces 12 Week Programme

A Premier Soccer League assistant referee has been demoted to the lower divisions following a costly error in the match between Black Leopards and Golden Arrows last month at the Thohoyandou Stadium. 

Siyanda Zibi was found to have made an incorrect offside call in the Absa Premiership clash between the two sides by the South African Football Association Referee’s Review Committee. 

Zibi was the second assistant to referee Siyabulela Qunta on January 19, in a game that ended 1-1 between hosts Leopards and Arrows. But by raising his flag, Zibi denied Leopards a goal that could have probably won them the game.

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In a letter to the PSL, which has been seen by the Siya crew, SAFA head of referees Tenda Masikhwa issued an apology to the league and Leopards and revealed that the match official has been asked to see an instructor to teach him the offside rule.

“This is a refereeing error by the assistant referee. He has been referred to an instructor who will help him in matters involving offside decisions,” Masikhwa writes.

“His rehabilitation will take 12 weeks and he will be officiating in the lower league matches. Referees are advised to apply the ‘wait and see technique’. In these instances, a referee may apply advantage or penalise the original offence (if advantage does not materialise).”

Masikhwa was not immediately available to give clarity on which lower league Zibi has been demoted to and if he has indeed begun his "rehabilitation".  


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