Orlando Pirates coach Rhulani Mokwena was left asking for the introduction of VAR after his side were denied a late penalty in the 3-3 draw with Cape Town City on Saturday.
The Sea Robbers and the Citizens played out to a thrilling six goal draw at the Orlando Stadium, where Pirates came from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 before City netted a late equaliser.
The Buccaneers failed to secure three points for a second home game after playing to a 3-3 draw with the Citizens on Saturday afternoon.
Mokwena though was left reeling when his side were denied an opportunity to claim all three points when Thabiso Monyane was brought down in the box in the closing stages of the match.
Speaking to SuperSportTV after the match Mokwena admitted that his team started the game off shaky but also revealed disappointment in the result despite fighting back from two goals down
‘The same week in and week out hey. We started a litle bit shaky, we go 1-0 down, we’re still shaky again. We got 2-0 down against a run of play a little bit, try to find our feet again and a bit of emotional stability which we struggled with at the beginning of the match,’ said Mokwena.
‘Once you’re 2-0 [down] you go a little bit and show character. We were the better team by far after the first 15 minutes. We should have won the match, I need to see the last action clearly. I don’t know, maybe we need VAR hey,” the caretaker Bucs coach quipped about the incident in stoppage time.
‘If he comes from behind like that and Thabiso [Monyane] is in front of the ball, is in control and inside the box, well I’m not in charge of the referees. I don’t talk about refereeing decisions to be honest. We focus on trying to improve the team. We can’t control those situations.
‘Positives, we fought. Orlando Pirates fights, we fought a very serious battle against a very good team. We were the strongest of the two teams on the pitch after 20 minutes. We need to work on managing critical phases, 3-2, with ten minutes to go, close shop and see the game out.’
The young coach was then shown the incident again pitch-side which he believes everyone can see the contact.
‘Ja! Everyone sees it for themselves, I don’t have to comment about it, everybody sees, unfortunately. No comment, everybody can see,’ he concluded.
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