Referees come under the spotlight

PSL Referees come under the spotlight

Posted: 10 December 2012 Time: 09:23 am

The adage that 'the best referees are not seen' is not one that PSL match official Victor Gomes subscribes to.

Gomes has proven to be a rather flamboyant character, regularly entertaining he crowd with his gestures, who has a comical and animated way of getting his point a cross.

He may bring a laugh to those up in the stands, but his methods and his love of the limelight are not overly appreciated by coaches.

Ernst Middendorp certainly was not laughing after Maritzburg United went down 1-0 to Ajax Cape Town at Athlone Stadium on Friday, after Gomes sent off assistant coach Ronnie Kanalelo as well as physio Burger van der Merwe in the first half.

This came just a few days after the same match official red-carded Mohamed Awal in the loss to Platinum Stars.

Middendorp admits last night's double sending off did not affect the outcome of the game – "congratulations to Ajax, they were the more active team and deserved the win, no doubt about it," he says – but was nonetheless very unhappy to see the same man in black twice in one week.

"He was the man of the match already with the red card against Mohamed Awal, I saw [Thami] Sangweni jumping in with both legs against Free State Stars [without being sent off].

"[Gomes' presence] took so much energy already. And then three days later you get the same man of the match delivered from the PSL, I thought it was a joke. I'm sure we will have him with Pirates in 10 days time."

Winning coach Jan Pruijn also had some less than complimentary words for Gomes, suggesting it was not a case of sour grapes from the German.

"You have 95 percent of your fate in your own hands. The other five percent I don't know. When I arrived and I saw Gomes, I thought that could be the other five percent.

"I told my boys to help each other and talk to each other, but never to talk to this Gomes, because you never know."

Twitter: @soccer_ant

Article by: Anthony McLennan

Previous comments on this story...

KC is National Defence Force
posted: 09:34 am
Roger de sa is a small time coach
East Rand
posted: 09:34 am
What about that Robert Smith who denied Mbesuma his second goal?

Up The Bucs since 1937!!
Dooba [Glory Deferred]
posted: 09:35 am
Mbesuma was offside... referees are blamed when certain teams fail to live up to expectations... what about dubious penalties that certain teams got and won games through them... hmmm? Well done to Gomes, if a man is tjatjarag, he must face the music!
Bin Laden
posted: 09:37 am
"You have 95 percent of your fate in your own hands. The other five percent I don't know. When I arrived and I saw Gomes, I thought that could be the other five percent.

"I told my boys to help each other and talk to each other, but never to talk to this Gomes, because you never know."
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Nebo
posted: 09:46 am
I have never see an offside from a back pass it doesn't matter if it was ball to de foot or foot to de ball de matter 's de ball 's cuming from one of de Hobbo 's leg nx nx nx nx
Skhumba Touch
posted: 09:50 am
This guy and Smith its like they have something against Pirates and love Tortoises FC, where is Buyile Gqubule? next time Pirates plays Tortoises Sylvester Ndaba should be referee, without fear or favour. Ayeye khosi liyeziBhakaniya.
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 09:58 am
The moment i saw that Robert Smith moegoe coming out of the tunnel i knew it was going to take more than just a fight to win that game. That was a clear goal, a Lionel Messi esque.

We were all over these Chimpanzees and let down by some poor finishing from the likes abo Siya and Lucky. That goal should have made it 2 nill and we were going to win the game 4 nil.
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 09:58 am
Had these gorillas managed to score the second goal in that derby we wouldnt have heardd these rants about the referee.

These guys fail to see a clear picture in this: De Sa costed them, not the referee...the points were long lost in the starting line-up against Chippa....

These primates only had about 3 shots on target including tht goal....the posession said it all
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 10:02 am
Double Treble Champ-Marapo

posted: 09:58 am | Report

The moment i saw that Robert Smith moegoe coming out of the tunnel i knew it was going to take more than just a fight to win that game. That was a clear goal, a Lionel Messi esque.

We were all over these Chimpanzees and let down by some poor finishing from the likes abo Siya and Lucky. That goal should have made it 2 nill and we were going to win the game 4 nil.
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Asisebenzi ngendaba yocishe la....

For all we know Shabba was deliberately kicked by some moron but nothing was given...we cant complain here.

You thought you had it in the bag and Majoro just proved how average your defender Sangweni is....then you retracted in saying "that was supposed to be a goal"....
Rhox
posted: 10:02 am
@nebo point of correction that was not a pass at all ,lets be honest with ourselves if i was at the stadium too i woudnt have had a secound glance at that incident ,yes the last player to touch that ball was in gold and black but was not a pass
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 10:06 am
Skhumba Touch

posted: 09:50 am | Report

This guy and Smith its like they have something against Pirates and love Tortoises FC, where is Buyile Gqubule? next time Pirates plays Tortoises Sylvester Ndaba should be referee, without fear or favour. Ayeye khosi liyeziBhakaniya.
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Khohlwa baba!!! Its gone now.......tell that to Chippa.

You easily forget that "Batman" is pulling a Dr Basson to your team.....a slow and painful death.

Why rest players ahead of the derby? That simply kills the momentum of the team....#He would have finished KC in the first half, to be honst with you#
MAMINZELA
posted: 10:14 am
A Brown envelope form Naturena with fake Madiba notes was in action this past weekend
MAMINZELA
posted: 10:18 am
BEHIND CHIEF'S FRAUDULENT "GLORY" THERE IS REFEREES!!!!
Manager
posted: 10:29 am
The same Gomes who was officiating Celtic and Pirates games added 4 minutes after 90 minutes and allowed the game to up to 95 minutes where Pirates conceded that equalizing goal, the same Gomes who allowed Celtic goalkeeper to come off the line to save Manyisa's penalty before Manyisa kicked the ball and they never charged it.........Nothing was done by the Referee board of South Africa......
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 10:34 am
Feelosopher (The Balotelli of Draws)

Are you disputing that was goal or you don't want us to talk about it coz it adds on your history books of fraud.
Manager
posted: 10:36 am
Feelosopher (The Balotelli of Kick Off.com)posted: 10:06 am | Report Skhumba Touch

posted: 09:50 am | Report

This guy and Smith its like they have something against Pirates and love Tortoises FC, where is Buyile Gqubule? next time Pirates plays Tortoises Sylvester Ndaba should be referee, without fear or favour. Ayeye khosi liyeziBhakaniya.
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Khohlwa baba!!! Its gone now.......tell that to Chippa.

You easily forget that "Batman\" is pulling a Dr Basson to your team.....a slow and painful death.

Why rest players ahead of the derby? That simply kills the momentum of the team....#He would have finished KC in the first half, to be honst with you#

@Feelosopher De Sa was spot on to rest some of his players bcoz playing in Cape Town on a Wednesday night and fly back to Joburg for such a big game like this is not easy, if u don't know on our 2nd derby the same thing will happen this time to cHIVs where they will travel to Cape Town to play Chppa before hosting Pirates on the Saturday........ I am worried how ur Coach will do....
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Black n White of Orlando
posted: 10:41 am
What offside?? We dont have a player called Katsande cause he's the one who played a beatyfull pass to THE KING
Bornkhosified
posted: 10:41 am
I feel for Pirates fans. The 08th has passed, now they are going to blame referees. Tuks is next is it a small or big team? You seem to be good in these kind of things.
East Rand
posted: 10:43 am
Why didn't Robert Smith book Gaxa for tripping himself without a Bucs player near him....hehehe! That has to be moemish of the season.

Up The Bucs
Skhumba Touch
posted: 10:44 am
@balloteli

Wherever you are and the Tortoise family, you know deep down that Pirates is the pain in your a** and is causing you sleepless nights, ubuthongo abukho ligaya amaqhinga okuthi lingalenza ntoni iBhakaniya to win the league, for your information, boFUDU, you will drop points in your next matches and kuyabe sokuphelile ngani. Hollard will pay for your hospital cover after having a heart attach. Up the Bucs, the happy people!
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