Manqoba questions Swallows' late goal


Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi says Swallows' late equaliser should have been flagged for offside.

Kermit Erasmus broke the deadlock for Sundowns on the stroke of half-time but the Brazilians were denied victory, as Musa Nyatama equalised for the Birds deep in stoppage time.

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Mngqithi claims the Swallows goal was way offside and pointed out that many big decisions go their way, which made him think if they were "benefitting"?

"We had planned to push them like that in the first-half with the high press and the goal was the outcome of that high press," Mngqithi told SuperSport TV.

"In the dying minutes of the game they played more to look for spaces behind unlike their normal combination play and we got punished from that situation.

"But honestly I think it was a very big offside, I have not seen it but in my mind I'm saying are they benefitting? Because even against Pirates there was a blatant penalty, even today they blatant the offside which I think the linesman was in line with it,.

"But in football you must accept these things but it looks like they are benefitting, I just want to see more because they've got a lot of penalties on their side.

"But truth be told they're a good team and their coach has worked very hard in the team, they are playing very good football. Second-half they were playing a little bit uncharacteristic of themselves just because they played a lot of long balls. But they're a good team, we were unfortunate not to win this one, I believe we did everything in our power to win."