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Tovey: Chiefs penalty was harsh

Neil 'Mokoko' Tovey, a Kaizer Chiefs icon and former captain, says that awarding a late penalty to Kaizer Chiefs versus AmaZulu appeared cruel.

Stuart Baxter's side escaped with a late 1-1 draw in the DStv Premiership when referee Jelly Chavani pointed to the spot late in stoppage time.

Tovey tells, "I haven't even looked at the incident fully to determine if it was a penalty or not."

"I understand AmaZulu was upset by the judgment, but to be honest, I haven't watched the incident." I'm not sure because they say it hit the shoulder. It's considerably more difficult when you're late in the game.

"Certainly, Chiefs had a number of chances in the first half, and goalkeeper Veli Mothwa made several excellent stops. He managed to keep AmaZulu in the game. He also made it incredibly difficult for the Chiefs to win the game.

"However, there will be a point in the season when AmaZulu's fortunes will be reversed. That's football, after all.

"Some will support you, while others will oppose you. But it isn't nice, it isn't at all nice. Benni must be a tad irritated."

Given how Benni McCarthy's side played last season, Tovey believes the outcome against AmaZulu was a good one for Chiefs.

Tovey continued, "You have to realize that the Chiefs played against a team that finished second last season."

"So you come away from home and you gain a point, so it was a positive result for Chiefs in that regard."

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