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Furious Gamondi Slams VAR

Young African SC coach Manuel Gamondi has slammed the Video Assistant Referee after ruling out what he thought was a clear goal.

The visitors held Sundowns to a goalless draw at Loftus Versfeld Stadium and appeared to have gone ahead when Aziz Ki came up with a moment of brilliance.

However, the ball was adjudged not to have crossed the line by the VAR, which left Gamondi fuming after his side lost on penalties to Rulani Mokwena’s men.

“It’s impossible to fight with VAR, I think it’s very unfair what happened here. But if I speak here I’ll be sanctioned,” he told Mazola Molefe on SABC3.

“Even Aziz Ki told me ‘coach, for my mother it was a goal’. The guys are distraught now, because honestly to go out with one goal like that…

“When you play against big teams like that, it’s unfair when it’s like that. What can I say? Only congratulations to my players, they fought. I think we deserved more because we created more chances than them.

“Sundowns only had a clear chance with the last free-kick, we create two-three clear chances. But football is like, but it’s not good for African football what happened today.

“We play a big team, but unlucky. This big team doesn’t need the help from VAR. I’m very disappointed and I think all the supporters from Yanga, they must see. They did cheating against the country and this is very bad.”

David Kappel
David Kappel
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