Stars question ‘suspicious’ decisions

The Tycoons suffered their second defeat of the season at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium last night, losing 1-0 against Kaizer Chiefs courtesy of Siphiwe Tshabalala’s 62nd-minute penalty.   While there was no question about George Mofokeng’s foul on Tshabalala in the area, there was clearly a foul on Stanley Kgatla in the build-up to the incident.   “In the Telkom Charity Cup we lost through a penalty that wasn’t one; last week we drew a match through a penalty that wasn’t one; I won't talk about today because eyes probably would have been a better testimony,” he is quoted on Football365.   “If it comes our way occasionally you understand; if often, you start asking questions. It has been too much and too often and it leaves much to be desired. There is an element of suspicion. An error is an error, but a consistent error needs scrutiny.”   Komphela was sent to the stands by referee Mathew Dyer for protesting too much and, while he also questioned that decision, he admitted his charges should shoulder the blame for the defeat after missing a host of chances, especially in the first half.   “I think that we also gave it away first half. We had chances where we hit the crossbar; we also had a situation where it was 10 versus two next to the goalkeeper that we didn’t take,” he added.   “This is why even in the dressingroom I never said anything. Amongst themselves they were saying all that was required and they realised that matches of this nature you will definitely lose if you don't take your chances.”

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