Ndulula says Under-23s were robbed by the referee in Benin
Posted: 6 June 2011 Time: 2:39 pm
Bongani Ndulula says Amaglug-glug were robbed of points in their Olympic qualifier against Benin by questionable refereeing.
However, the striker is confident that South Africa will bounce back after the 3-1 defeat.
South Africa will need to beat Benin at least 2-0 and not concede at home if they still hope to make it to London next year.
“We were robbed. Both the referee and his assistants were against us with dubious decisions during the whole 90 minutes," Ndulula tells KickOff.com.
“Their first goal came from a questionable penalty and every time we went forward we were adjudged offside,” continues the Bucs striker, who scored the only goal for South Africa during the match.
Despite the defeat, ‘Drogba’ is confident that the Under-23s will reverse the score in the return fixture in a fortnight’s time.
“Sizoba betha [we will beat them at home]. They are not a strong team and were helped by the referee. It’s going to be a whole different game in the return match and we will definitely beat them here at home,” he says.