Acornbush coach apologises to Chiefs

Nedbank Cup

Makhubedu came out strong on Sunday, criticising Amakhosi for what he believed was a subpar performance from the victorious Soweto giants.

Makhubedu's comments did not sit well with Chiefs counterpart Steve Komphela, who called for the PSL to take action against the Motsepe League mentor.

However, Makhubedu has since shown remorse, saying he was emotional due to his unhappiness with how the game was handled.

“I am very sorry,” he tells KickOff.com.

”I want to apologise to the chairman of Kaizer Chiefs Mr Kaizer Motaung, Bobby Motaung, the office of Kaizer Chiefs, Steve Komphela, his technical team and the players.

“I never meant to say those words. I was overcome by emotions. I was unhappy with the way the match was handled. There are things that happened in the tunnel leading to the game. My players were elbowed  deliberately and I did not expect that from Kaizer Chiefs players.

“There was a red card given to my player [Bongani Nyathi]. I have lost Mlungiso Nkosi for the next three months after he was elbowed during the match. [Mudzunga] Sidumo is also out with an injury.

“Now I have got players out for the play-offs. Really, I didn’t expect Kaizer Chiefs players to play dirty games during the match. I was hurting. I was totally not happy the way the match was handled.

“I want to say sorry again to Steve, the players, management. I also want to apologise to the PSL, SAFA and the media. Steve is still my senior. It was not my intention to say those words. It was hurtful.”

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