Kaizer Chiefs Football Club could have possibly been denied a penalty against Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club.
The heavyweight showdown between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs had its fair share of controversy.
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The two South African giants met at Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in the second round of the 2023/2024 Dstv Premiership season.
The two clubs were coming from the back of contrasting results.
Sundowns was coming at the back of a 2-1 victory over Sekhukhune United.
Meanwhile, Amokhosi were held to a goalless draw by an impressive Chippa United side.
The Brazilians dominated the game and walked away with a 2-1 victory after costly mistakes by Chiefs’ defence.
Brandon Petersen firstly passed a ball to under-pressure Daniel Edson Castillo Garcia , which was intercepted by Themba Zwane.
The ball fell to Peter Shalulile, who seemed to be in an offside position.
Shalulile quickly laid the ball to Lucas Ribeiro, who calmly passed the ball into the net to give Sundowns 1-0 lead at the break.
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Late into the game after Chiefs equalized through Ashley Du Preez, Petersen cost Chiefs the match.
He fumbled a weak shot from Neo Maema to give Sundowns a 2-1 victory and all three points.
KAIZER CHIEFS DENIED A PENALTY?
But the Chiefs players will feel hard done by match officials led by Avukile Tom.
The Phefeni Glamour Boys saw two big calls go against them that could have changed the match outcome.
Firstly, the Sundowns’ first goal Shalulile looked offside when he received the ball before passing it to Ribeiro.
Secondly, late in the first half, he talked and dragged Thatayaone Ditlhokwe in the Sundowns’ penalty box for the referee to wave the calls for penalty away.
Should the two calls go Chiefs way, the match would have a different outcome.
The calls for VAR to be introduced still ccontinue as South African officials continue to struggle.