A former Premier Soccer League esteemed referee Ace Ncobo has finally commented on Kaizer Chiefs penalty awarded in their game against AmaZulu at Durban on weekend. The match ended 1-1 and the Soweto giants were awarded a late penalty by the referee Jelly Chavani salvage a point. The penalty was deemed controversial by many in the football fraternity.
Speaking on PSL extratime at SuperSport TV, Ngcobo says that it was not a penalty. "The referee was perfectly positioned to view the incident himself without needing assistance from any other official. Correct position, correct proximity and no player obscuring him. Some very inexplicable things happened. He brings the whistle to his mouth and didn't blew the whistle and then then play continues," he said.
Chavani blew the whistle 30 seconds later after the incident and that's what created the controversy.
"The referee communicated with one of his officiale before he blew the whistle," he said.
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