Pitso provides refs with 'benefit' request


Pitso Mosimane has sent out a plea to local match officials with the dates of when he would like to "benefit" from mistakes.

Mosimane first started the dialogue of referees allegedly favouring Chiefs after their win over AmaZulu a few weeks ago, claiming Ernst Middendorp's side have been benefitting from poor refereeing more than other teams. 

Match officials have come under more fire in recent matches, with Highlands Park coach Owen Da Gama even suggesting that assistant referee Buyisile Ngqambiyana should go to jail after his apparent mistake that favoured Orlando Pirates.

Ngqambiyana failed to raise his flag for what appeared to be a clear offside that contributed to Pirates' winning goal against his team in a league match on Tuesday.

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The Mamelodi Sundowns coach feels it's about time his team also starts to benefit from referees' mistakes.

"I also want to have this, last eight games. My last eight games in the league I need people to make mistakes against other people and then I benefit," Mosimane said prior to being charged by the PSL prosecutor on Monday.

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"My last eight games will probably go like that and you can say I also benefitted. Yes, I would say yes. If I benefit, I would say I benefitted, why not?"

Mosimane has until Friday to explain his comments in the media regarding match officials to the PSL and is likely to be charged and fined.

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