Arthur Zwane has insisted Ashley Du Preez was denied a goal that could have earned Kaizer Chiefs victory, in the Soweto derby against Orlando Pirates in the Carling Black Label Cup.
Amakhosi played to a goalless draw against their archrivals, the Buccaneers, at the FNB Stadium in the Carling Black Label Cup semifinal, and eventually lost the match with 6-5 score on penalty shootouts.
Zwane and his troops were seemingly left high and dry, after forward Du Preez was denied a crucial goal in the 78th minute, as the linesman flagged the goal for offside.
“Yeah, look it was never going to be an easy one, but I think the boys gave their best considering that the field was also very heavy, but they gave their best,” Zwane told SuperSport TV after the match.
“Nevertheless, I think we scored a goal that was denied. We would have won this game. Though I don’t think the game was balanced.
“I think as soon as we brought in Samkelo Zwane, Mduduzi Shabalala, then we started playing a little bit because we were on the ball quite often, which was very important for us, and that’s also where that goal came.
“And yeah, penalties are a lottery, it can be anybody’s game when it comes to penalties, but it’s one of those things.”
10111 has also discussed Kgaugelo Sekgota’s first half miss, adding that his side could have left Pirates dead and buried at that moment.
“Most definitely, Sekgota missed a chance. If he buried that one, then with the goal that was disallowed I think it could have been a different story altogether,” he said.
“But the boys, again I must give them credit, they did very well and well done to Pirates as well. “