Kaizer Chiefs Legend Reacts to Sundowns Penalty Controversy After MTN8 Semi Drama

Kaizer Chiefs Legend Reacts to Sundowns Penalty Controversy After MTN8 Semi Drama

Babajide Orevba
September 26, 2023 at 7:35 AM
  • Kaizer Chiefs will not play in the 11th MTN8 final following their 2-1 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Peter Shalulile netted a brace in the encounter while Ashley Du Preez was also on the scoresheet
  • Chiefs were denied a penalty in injury time and an Amakhosi legend has slammed this decision

Kaizer Chiefs legendr, Doctor Khumalo has faulted the centre referee for not awarding the AmaKhosi a penalty against Mamelodi Sundowns.

After the first leg clash of their 11th MTN8 semi-final ended 1-all, Masandawana went through following a 2-1 win in the reverse fixture.

Kaizer Chiefs, Amakhosi, Doctor Khumalo, Mamelodi Sundowns
Kaizer Chiefs legend Doctor Khumalo is not impressed with the referee's decision against Sundowns. Photo: @iDiskiTimes
Source: Twitter

It took just ten seconds before Peter Shalulile opened the scoring to give the home team the advantage. Ashley Du Preez then restored parity for the home side in the 34th minute after converting from the penalty spot.

However, Shalulile had other plans and scored again in first-half stoppage time to make it 2-1, with the Namibian international completing his brace.

There were no goals in the second half but the major talking moment of the game came in injury time when Mduduzi Mdantsane was brought down inside the box.

Sundowns defender, Thapelo Maseko had hacked the forward in the danger zone but centre referee, Luxolo Badi gestured for play to continue.

Khumalo says Chiefs were clearly fouled

This controversial moment saw Sundowns advance - however, many feel Chiefs were hard done by and it could have been them advancing to the final instead.

Amakhosi coach, Molefi Ntseki insisted it was a clear penalty with club legend, Doctor Khumalo and former Sundowns captain, Hlompho Kekana agreeing:

Khumalo said on SABC Sport, per iDiskiTimes:

"That was a definite penalty, it was a penalty. The ball was swung in, cleared, then Mdantsane was founded, he didn’t get the ball, but look at the contact. That’s a penalty."

Kekana quickly agreed with the iconic former footballer:

"Easy, all day. It is a penalty."

Chiefs sign new Head of Academy

Meanwhile, Sports Brief reported on the club taking to social media to announce the signing of Cavin Johnson, a former Al-Ahly assistant coach.

He will officially take over as the Kaizer Chiefs' Head of Academy and will oversee the club’s youth structure as well as their talent scouting network.

Johnson will, therefore, be responsible for helping unearth new talent for the first team as well as raising the next generation of Chiefs youngsters.

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Babajide Orevba is a Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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