"Kaizer Chiefs Deserved Another Penalty; Yusuf Maart Red Card Was Right": Ace 'Mr Spot On' Ncobo

"Kaizer Chiefs Deserved Another Penalty; Yusuf Maart Red Card Was Right": Ace 'Mr Spot On' Ncobo

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  • Highly respected former referee and current television pundit Andile 'Ace' Ncobo has imparted more knowledge on the football supporter
  • This time, "Mr. Spot-On" addressed various flashpoints from Kaizer Chiefs' dramatic 1-0 victory over Richards Bay FC last Saturday
  • These involve what appeared to be a stonewall penalty as well as a red card for a professional foul

Andile 'Ace' Ncobo had his hands full on this week's edition of 'Extra Time' on SuperSport.

He addressed two controversial matters in the thrilling DStv Premiership encounter between Richards Bay FC and Kaizer Chiefs at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban which the Amakhosi won one-nil via a late Dillan Solomons penalty.

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Kaizer Chiefs players Yusuf Maart and Kgaogelo Sekgota were the subject of controversy last weekend. Image source: @Lorenza_Kohler and @SoccerLaduma.
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Regarding a blatant foul that should have resulted in an earlier Amakhosi penalty following a trip on Kgaogeloa Sekgota by Abel Mabaso, he said:

"Tripping: I will use the word that appears in the text of the Laws of the Game and not "entanglement". The tripping is inside the penalty area. It should have been a penalty. The referee chickened out of giving the decision, there. I refuse to believe that he didn't see it given how he had positioned himself perfectly."

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As for Chiefs midfielder Yusuf Maart's sending off for a professional foul on the Rich Boyz' Sanele Barns who was through on goals, Ncobo added:

"It's the opportunity and the obviousness of the opportunity that the referee must look at. Was there a defender who could have covered for his teammate [Maart] taking away the 'obviousness' of the opportunity? There wasn't.
"The defender that commits the foul - Maart - is the second last defender apart from the goalkeeper. Disregarding the goalkeeper, Maart IS the last defender technically, which is why the referee had no choice but to show him the red card."

TV pundit Andile "Ace" Ncobo explains why Chiefs' Zitha Kwinika got yellow a card and not Siyabonga Ngezana

Former referee and current television pundit Andile Ncobo has explained why the "wrong" player was shown a yellow card in the match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs.

As reported by Sports Brief, Chiefs defender Siyabonga Ngezana caused a foul and penalty after bringing down Sundowns striker Peter Shalulile in the box.

However, Zitha Kwinika, who was around five metres behind the action, was shown the yellow card, suggesting that it was a case of mistaken identity.