Abdul Ebrahim, SA Soccer Affiliation (Safa) head of referees stated the disallowed purpose from referee Jerry Chavani was one hundred pc proper. This occurred within the sport in opposition to log leaders – Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday night
After Boikanyo Komane’s purpose was disallowed within the 79th minute after a foul on Chiefs goalkeeper – Itumeleng Khune.
This led to Chavani’s response from the general public and Ebrahim confirmed that Chavani was proper in signaling a foul made by the Chippa participant – Kevin Moyo earlier than his teammate -Komane put the ball into the web.
“The Chippa United participant, Kevin Moyo, locations himself ready to problem for the aerial ball. He doesn’t soar up, however as an alternative, impedes the Kaizer Chiefs defender from contesting for the ball within the air. He makes use of his physique to push the opposition defender onto the trail of his personal goalkeeper.”
‘’On the identical time, the Chiefs goalkeeper, Khune, comes out to problem for the ball however collides along with his personal teammate who had in flip been impeded by Moyo,” defined Ebrahim.
‘’The referee, Chavani clearly noticed the incident and blew for a foul, as Komane, a group mate of Moyo, heads the ball into the web. And the referee sounded the whistle earlier than the ball crossed the road.”
‘’The referee was 100% appropriate to award a free kick in opposition to Moyo as his motion was to not problem for the ball however to problem the participant off the ball,’’ concluded Ebrahim.
Nonetheless, Ebrahim warned the general public from leaping into conclusions and condemning match officers with out sufficient info.
“Yes, match officers make errors however on this explicit incident, the referee was one hundred pc appropriate.’’