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Mokwena Responds To Gamondi’s ‘Yanga Were Robbed’ Claims

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena has admitted he understands the frustration of Miguel Gamondi’s anger with the Video Assistant Referee, but didn’t want to judge the decision.

The Young Africans coach was fuming in his press conference, saying his team got robbed by the Video Assistant Referee after an attempt by Aziz Ki was adjudged not to have crossed the line.

Mokwena, though, didn’t want to engage in the debate whether it was a goal or not, pointing towards a contentious non-penalty decision against his side in the first half.

“Yeah, and I can’t find words to appease him, of course the feeling [of being robbed] like any other coach… I would rather on my side be extremely complimentary of the opposition instead of taking that direction,” he said when asked by iDiski Times about Gamondi’s comments.

“Because there was a lot of other situations, like the elbow and Divine Lunga inside the box and that could have been a penalty.

“So I don’t want to talk about those things, maybe if I had lost maybe I would also take that direction.

“But let me be gracious and respectful in victory and and say that they were worthy opponents, a good side and when we enjoyed playing against both home and away.”

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.