Mosimane: We did not achieve our goal.. and when will the video referee enter the African matches?


08:09 PM

Saturday 16 October 2021

Books – Hadi Al-Madani:

Al-Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane stated that the team did not achieve its goal in the first leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League, and demanded that the video assistant referee be available in all matches of the continent.

Mosimane said after the 1-1 away draw with the National Guard: “Obviously we did not achieve the result that we hoped to achieve, based on the data of the match, it was not easy to play here, I want to focus on the positive aspects.”

He continued, “We scored at the beginning the goal that we wanted, and unfortunately we conceded a goal at the end of the match. We defended well, but we conceded a goal, not happy at all, but the match did not witness any problem, just not happy with the final result.”

As for his opinion of the opponent during the match, he said: “The National Guard has a good attack, and they are a good team.”

In response to Al-Ahly’s eligibility for a second penalty kick, he said: “It is difficult for the referee to calculate two penalties in one match, especially in Africa and abroad. The second penalty kick. No referee in Africa has the audacity to calculate it.”

He added: “The only thing I say to the African continent, when will you put the VAR in all matches? If the video referee is not put in all matches, the matches will always remain in this situation.”

He continued: “Sometimes for the referee it is difficult to see well, but there is a video referee that can help him to see him play again, and when there is VAR, a lot of errors will be fixed.”

He concluded his speech by saying: “I do not wish to comment on the penalty that was not awarded.”


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