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chronicle.co.zw 02 Aug, 2022 01:00 am

PSL referees under the spotlight. . . for questionable officiating in PSL games

PSL referees under the spotlight. . . for questionable officiating in PSL games
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With the match seemingly headed for a draw, Hardly Ndazi awarded Herentals a last-minute penalty that led to a Bulawayo City defeat at Barbourfields Stadium on Saturday Ricky Zililo, Senior Sports Reporter COULD it be a case of sour grapes or coaches are justified to frown upon the standards of match officiating in Zimbabwe that are now seen as a cancer that is threatening local football?Relegation threatened Bulawayo City felt robbed by Hwange-based referee Hardly Ndazi’s decision to award Herentals a lastminute penalty that led to their 1-0 defeat at Barbourfields Stadium.“What I saw and what the referee did, I don’t want to talk about it, because I think we didn’t defend well, that’s why I say I don’t want to comment about the penalty,” Bulawayo City’s coach Farai Tawachera said in his post-match interview.Bulawayo City remained glued on position 16 with 21 points and a draw against Herentals would have seen them being level on 22 points with Harare City who lost 2-0 to champions FC Platinum.

PSL Matchday 23 results Saturday: ZPC Kariba 0-0 Chicken Inn, Harare City 0-2 FC Platinum, Black Rhinos 1-0 Cranborne Bullets, Bulawayo City 0-1 Herentals, Whawha 1-2 Caps United Sunday: Ngezi Platinum Stars 2-0 Triangle United, Manica Diamonds 1-1 Yadah, Highlanders 0-0 Tenax CS FC, Dynamos 2-0 Bulawayo ChiefsAt Baobab Stadium, there was a 13-minute stoppage as Triangle United protested Ngezi Platinum Stars’ 79th minute opening goal, scored by Ariel Makopa, which the Lowveld side argued didn’t cross the line.

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