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Junior & Tso Disagree Over Yanga ‘Goal’

IDiski TV analysts Junior Khanye and Benedict Tso Vilakazi have shared different views on Yanga SC’s contentious disallowed goal against Mamelodi Sundowns, in the second leg quarter-final of their CAF Champions League clash at Loftus stadium on Friday evening.

Stephane Aziz Ki fired home in the 58th minute, when the game was locked at 0-0 with many onlookers arguing that the ball did cross the line.

However the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) ruled that the ball did not cross the line – or at least that the tv footage was not conclusive proof it did – a decision the visiting coach Manuel Gamondi felt was unfair after Sundowns went on to win the match 3-2 on penalties and marched into the semi-finals.

Khanye and Vilakazi also discussed the incident, with both having opposing views.

“It looks like a goal to me,” said Khanye on iDiski TV.

“But obviously it is debatable because I’m not too sure, if the whole ball crossed the line. It is very difficult the way it moved from the top because there is an angle where it looks like it has slightly crossed the line.

“But to me, I was sure it crossed the line.”  

Meanwhile, Vilakazi saw it differently: “That’s not a goal,” he claimed.

“I’m saying that’s not a goal because the rules say the whole circumference of the ball, must be on the other side of the line.

“The first time when I saw it I thought it was a goal but when I looked at it again I said ‘no that’s not a goal’.

“I can agree that it looks like a goal because when the ball goes down it swerves. It’s just unfortunate that there is no goal-line technology.

“I’m a coach and I’ll be honest I do feel for the Yanga coach. I’d also feel like the technology is favouring the other team.

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“I mean every coach who is coaching at that level obviously will want their team to win and progress. I’d probably feel the same and say the referee favoured Sundowns [because] that’s a clean goal.”

You can watch Khanye and Vilakazi’s analysis of the Champions League quarter-final between Mamelodi Sundowns and Yanga on IDiski TV official YouTube channel.

Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.