Former PSL referee of the year, Jelly Chavani, has once again found himself on top of the heaijes after he was suspended last season for for failing to award a clear penalty to the Orlando Pirates when they were playing against fellow Soweto side Swallows FC.
The Limpopo born referee who is nicknamed 'The Village Boy' spent four weeks out in the cold during the 2020/21 season when the referee's committed found him guilty of not following the rules of the game and did not award the Buccaneers a penalty which they deserved, he was punished after a public outcry.
Chavan might have once again landed himself in some trouble after he called for what looked like a dubious penalty during the match between Kaizer Chiefs and AmaZulu on Saturday, the penalty that saved Chiefs from their third defeat of the season and gave Keagan Dolly his first goal for the Phefeni Glamour Boys.
On the 94th minute of the game, when AmaZulu thought they have managed to win the game, when they thought they have finay managed to collect all important three points, the referee denied them the a chance to celebrate after he awarded Amakhosi a penalty after the ball struck AmaZulu defender Xoki on the hand, but he had his hands behind his back as the defenders always do when they are inside the box.
Before the ball hit AmaZulu defender's hand, it looked like it had struck Lebohang Manyama's hand before he attempted a cross that hit the defender's arm, but he and his assistant seemed to have missed that and they called a penalty a couple of seconds late much to the annoyance of AmaZulu bench.
South African soccer fans, including Kaizer Chiefs fans were left in disbelieve and shock after the reply from the TV clearly shows that AmaZulu defender had his hands behind his back, but for some reason, the referee pointed to the penalty spot and Keagan Dolly made no mistake in converting the penalty.
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