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Mngqithi: The Need For VAR Is There

Masandawana progressed to the MTN8 semi-finals after a strained 2-1 punishment shootout triumph, with the scores completing 2-2 following 120 minutes of guideline time. 

The fourth spot-kick was encircled in contention after Itumeleng Khune was decreed to have kept out Lyle Lakay's punishment. With replays showing the ball had crossed the goalline. 

"The requirement for VAR is there," Mngqithi said post-match. "It has a bit of an effect, yet now and again they even commit errors with the guide of VAR. 

"For this situation, Zakhele was simply there, so what is the utilization of bringing the linesman into that space when he won't have the option to tell the official that it's an objective. 

"The linesman was five meters from the circumstance, dissimilar to when he is generally on the touchline, yet it actually went on [got a choice wrong]. 

"It's one of those circumstances, and I would prefer not to talk about them since I additionally accept we had a punishment objective on that side in the subsequent half. 

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"However, once more, we need to acknowledge that everyone commits errors. We additionally commit errors. 

"However, on the punishment one, it's a bit of a sensitive moment that our examiner gets a red card, when they take a gander at it they will understand that they had committed an error and these individuals were not yelling at us in vain. 

"In any case, that is football. We should not harp a lot on it.

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