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SA Football Needing Technology?

Was it a goal? Was the entire circumference of the ball over the line? These are the questions we have been asking ourselves over the past couple of days, and it is becoming a worrying factor as our beloved teams are at a disadvantage. Should the PSL look to bring in goal-line technology?

Since the concept was introduced at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan in 2012, we have seen the likes of the English Premier League and the German Bundesliga implement this system to assist officials and avoid controversial goals from being awarded or for legitimate goals from being denied.

However, in the PSL, we cannot say the same. Over and over again, we have to face situations where teams lose encounters due to the decisions made by referees and their assistants. We are all human, though, and it would be unfair to blame the officials for every wrong decision, but, then again, it is their job to ensure that teams are not disadvantaged.

Nevertheless, we cannot dwell on the subject of referees and their questionable decisions. It is about time our governing body took a stand. Just this week, Kaizer Chiefs suffered as their opponents Platinum Stars, courtesy of Robert Ng'ambi's strike, gained a point from a goal that clearly did not cross the goal line, as seen on television replays. This is just one of many examples of why we desperately need the concept brought into our game; that is, if we want our football to keep up with the rest of the world.

Do you think it is time to bring in goal-line technology?


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