Kaizer Chiefs technical team was crying at the wrong funeral when they engulfed the Premier Soccer League (PSL) referee, Victor Gomez, with some of the players for apparently not adding referee’s optional time.
How I wish I could have seen the same energy from the technical team when George Lebese and Kingston Nkhatha missed open net clear-cut chances during the regulation time. What’s the point of crying for a skimpy 3 minutes when you failed to score or at least try for 90 minutes?
That was unprofessional and disrespectful. Victor Gomez was in charge of the game, officiating, any minute added or not was, is and will always be his prerogative. Had Lebese and Nkhatha scored those chances, would they have cared about 3 minutes added time?
Had Siphiwe Tshabalala, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Bernard Parker and Siboniso Gaxa took responsibility as senior players to steer the ship to victory, who would have cared about 3 minutes referee’s optional time?
Why is it easy to attack a referee who did nothing wrong and find it difficult to attack your misfiring players?
By Nkanyiso Mathamba