Benni Mccarthy chooses silence over criticizing offcials after draw

Sometimes peace is better than being right and that was what AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy opted to go for as he decided to not criticise match officials after the game with Kaizer Chiefs, something which is way out of character for him as he known to constantly voicing out his views and faults of South African football officials. Instead, McCarthy chose to focus on his team’s good performance despite the game ending 1-1. After checking with his co-official, referee Jelly Chavani decided that AmaZulu defender Mbongeni Gumede had handled the ball inside the box. This gave Keagan Dolly the opportunity to tie the match and the spoils were shared.


His team didn’t manage to get all three points against Kaizer Chiefs after a late penalty was awarded leading to a draw McCarthy says he’s focused on keeping positive because he doesn’t want to get into trouble with the disciplinary committee. Despite being visibly angered by the decision, McCarthy refused to criticise Chavani for fear of being sanctioned by the league’s disciplinary committee according to IOL. “If we talk about the officiating, then you get called to the DC, so it’s best I keep it as positive and polite and smiley so that he can be happy,” said McCarthy after the match


Goal reports that the former Bafana Bafana striker remarked after the encounter at Jonsson Kings Park Stadium in Durban that Chiefs lacked the quality to worry them. “I think we told ourselves we should not give the ball away because they cannot come into this game, and because they don’t have the quality to open us up,” said McCarthy to the media.

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