Maselesele: Pitso must just accept

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Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Lucky Maselesele has hit back at Pitso Mosimane's claims that the Glamour Boys "always get penalties".

Mosimane after Mamelodi Sundowns' 2-1 victory over Black Leopards at Thohayondou Stadium on Wednesday complained about not getting a penalty and dragged Kaizer Chiefs into the debate, implying they get favours from officials in the Absa Premiership.

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Maselesele admits that Ernst Middendorp's side were lucky against AmaZulu but insists Sundowns also have their own luck when they are winning.

"Well I'm going to be honest, I'm watching from outside as a former player, I was watching that match against AmaZulu FC, like I feel those two goals for Usuthu were legit," Maselesele tells KickOff.com.

"If you are watching from television boss, those were not offside. Chiefs were outplayed on the day.

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"Sometimes in football you need luck. Even big players and teams like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona, Juventus and Inter Milan they always have luck. Even us at Kaizer Chiefs when we won everything in 2001 we were playing well but had luck. When you win matches you attract luck, it comes naturally, it follows you, so this Chiefs at the moment everything is on their side."

Maselesele feels Mosimane's comments are unfair, and advises him to accept when things are going well for other teams because Sundowns is not the only team in the Absa Premiership.

"Pitso Mosimane must just accept, when Mamelodi Sundowns were winning 16 games in a row it was also because of luck. Yes, they are superior and have a big squad but luck was on their side, there were matches where you could think referees are on their side," he explains.

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"Pitso was wrong to drag Chiefs, yes we have to listen to him during post-match interviews shining there, yes we have to hail and praise him, don't get me wrong, I respect and like him for what he has achieved in South Africa, the best coach at the moment with the best squad, best budget.

"But like obviously he must be considerate, I think for him as a big professional as he is, he was supposed to respect other teams. Also remember Mamelodi Sundowns is not the only team in Premier Soccer League."

Maselesele also feels the only thing that can end the poor officiating in the PSL is the introduction of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in South African football. 

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