Komphela’s not afraid to criticise the law
After Platinum Stars controversial goal against Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday night, there’s been a renewed call for the technology in South Africa’s PSL.
The game ended 1-1 but Itu Khune was shown to have actually saved the ball in the replay, and so Amakhosi shouldn’t have drawn the game.
The PSL’s Lux September weighed in on the situation.
“There have been some discussions on goal-line technology in South Africa, but you have to contextualise it and see how expensive it is. We’re not implementing it, it was discussed after the Brazil World Cup but that’s it,” reported Soccer Laduma.
“In Africa you have to look at what is more important. Goal-line technology or the development of other things to better the game.”
Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela has been under pressure and this controversy will frustrate him further.
“I hope this will not come out as an excuse, but this could have been dealt with in a better manner,” said Komphela.
“There is a strong case to recommend we introduce it. And looking at the product in the PSL, I think the game is now at a very high level that we also have to keep up to the standards. This was a huge setback. We dropped two points at the back of that. It could work, saving our jobs and our lives.”