PSL needs a Dubious Goals Panel


That is the word from Safa’s Chairman of the Referee’s Technical Committee Adeel Carelse following the confusion surrounding Mamelodi Sundowns’ goal against Kaizer Chiefs at Soccer City last night.

Daniels took a shot from the edge of the area which beat Khune, but then hit the upright. The rebound hit Khune and trickled into the back of the net.

It seemed a certain own-goal, but after checking with the League this morning, the official word is that the goal had been credited to Daniels.

Carelse believes this is the wrong call.

“If a shot is goalbound, takes a deflection, and goes into the back of the net, it should be given to the attacker,” he tells

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“However, when the ball would have missed the target, as was the case with the Sundowns goal, it should be given as an own-goal. The ball hit the post, was going away from goal, then hit Khune and went in.”

He adds: “In my opinion I really think the League should look at setting up a Dubious Goal Panel, like they have in England. It happened last season in the PSL and it will happen again.

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“And given how much money is at stake these days with the Top Scorer award and all that, I really believe it is something that should be looked into to avoid any controversy at the end of the season.”

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