Time Wasting is Killing Football Says Mamelodi Sundowns Coach Manqoba Mngqithi

Time Wasting is Killing Football Says Mamelodi Sundowns Coach Manqoba Mngqithi

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:11 PM
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  • The increasingly outspoken Manqoba Mngqithi has made his thoughts known about an annoying aspect of the game
  • Following Mamelodi Sundowns' dramatic last-minute victory over Chippa United on Wednesday, he expressed his displeasure at time-wasting by opponents
  • Mngqithi believes that it needed to be policed more forcefully by referees claiming that it was having a negative impact on the standard of local football

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngithi has a bee in his bonnet.

Mngqithi has called out teams that partake in intentionally wasting time during matches in an attempt to neutralise a superior opponent. He called on the authorities to take a firmer stand on this negative tactic.

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Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi is on the warpath.. Image source: @iDiskiTimes.
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According to TimesLIVE he said:

“I don't know whether we can see what is happening in the PSL right now. Time-wasting is playing a big role if you check the average on the time we are playing. We are averaging around 43 minutes out of 90 minutes where the ball is in play. That for me is a cause for concern because our officials seem not to be doing anything about it.

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“For me, this is out of order. If this thing of time-wasting in the PSL is not addressed it is going to kill our game.”

He continued his rant, saying such an approach was affecting the country internationally, adding:

“It’s something that everybody should start looking at — we shouldn’t copy these wrong habits because we will always worry why we are not doing well at international level.

Mngqithi was speaking following a frustrating but dramatic DStv Premiership match against Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha. Peter Shalulile struck an injury-time winner in a 1-0 victory to send the defending champions to the top of the table for the first time this season.

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All is not well in the household of Mngqithi following revelations that made for scandalous headlines this past weekend.

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