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Ntseki Discusses Penalty Incident

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki has insisted it was a penalty for his side in injury-time of his MTN8 semi-final second leg defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns.

Masandawana beat Chiefs 2-1 on Saturday to book their spot in this year’s MTN8 final by a 3-2 aggregate score, but it wasn’t without controversy.

Peter Shalulile scored a brace, while Ashley Du Preez netted from the spot-kick for Chiefs, but it appears Amakhosi should’ve had another penalty in injury-time.

Thapelo Maseko looked to have caught Mduduzi Mdantsane inside the box in the fourth minute of injury-time, but referee Luxolo Badi waved play on – a decision which Ntseki didn’t agree with.

“Unfortunately we can’t change that decision but one can tell it was a penalty,” Ntseki told Thomas Mlambo on SuperSport TV.

“It was a penalty because he tackled him from behind and that’s a penalty, it’s inside the box. There is contact inside the box, it’s supposed to be a penalty.

“But unfortunately Kaizer Chiefs is on the losing side and Sundowns won this game when we were supposed to get a penalty.”

Sundowns will now await Sunday’s second semi-final when either Orlando Pirates, who hold a 2-1 away advantage, or Stellenbosch FC will join them in the final.

David Kappel
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