Snl24 | ‘Petersen Has Been Given Chance After Chance’
The latest news on Chiefs’ interim coach weighing in on Brandon Petersen’s errors and Rulani Mokwena slamming Al Ahly has invited some comments from Soccer Laduma’s loyal readers.
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Stories on Cavin Johnson sharing his views on goalkeeper Brandon Petersen and Rulani Mokwena brutally replying to Al Ahly’s complaints to CAF has seen a host of SL readers rush to the comment section.
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Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena has hit back at Al Ahly after their complaints about the referee.
The Egyptian giants released a statement on Monday, complaining about some of the refeering decisions in their away defeat to Sundowns in the first leg of the African Football League semi-final.
Mokwena says he’s surprised that Al Ahly complained about everything, mentioning that they also complained about the kick-off time for the first leg at Loftus Versfeld.
Speaking ahead of Wednesday night’s second leg in Cairo, Rulani also stated that Al Ahly only complain about referees when they lose.
Here’s how the readers reacted to the “Rulani Hits Back At Al Ahly’s Referee Complaints” story:
“Sundowns, up you off-field game. You’re swimming with sharks here, first Koller complained about referees, then his club seconded with a written complaint, these two moves serve one purpose: To influence referee decisions to their favour.
“So how do you neutralise this? Simple, submit your own complaint. We all know what happened to us after Chiefs’ complaint from the MTN8 semi, all decisions in cups and league went against us to a point where clear penalties were denied.
“Rulani did his part here, but the club must back him up,” says SkyKBY.
“The problem with teams like Al Ahly is their entitlement. Sundowns is pushing them to the core and they never imagined it,” says Shikabala.
“Al Ahly are now the cry babies of African football, very bad losers like our very own Kaizer Chiefs, no wonder they use the KC village for training, birds of the same feather those two.
“Coach Rulani, you have spoken well, we are surely seeing the beginning of the end of Al Ahly. Highly disappointed, such a big club crying for scrubs. Good luck to the team,” says SkyKBY.
“These are mind games so that the ref must be harsh against us,” says Dominate-downs.
“Brown Envelopes FC, the man behind this is learning how those other billionaire club owners in Northern and Western regions are and have been doing things,” says Soccer Fanatic.
“Get a coach and get a life. Stay away from Champions League and AFL matters and concentrate on a relegation fight,” replies Saavedra.
“Chiefs’ management has opened a criminal case against you and your fellow supporters, you have so much on your plate to be concerned about Downs,” replies Shikabala.
“They are just trying to put officials under pressure because they know they have got no chance against Downs.
“Downs could have got the penalty for a foul on Mendiata, but we are not complaining because we have been robbed for far too long, even locally, but yet we remain Champs,” says Downs rule.
“That’s true and our players were kicked left right and center but there was no yellow card issued,” replies Dominate-downs.
“Rulani also complains when he loses but because he benefited, he is surprised by Al Ahly,” says Richard pirates chavangu.
“They are feeling the heat,” says Saavedra.
“But we all know the truth, ever since Patrice became the so-called President, you guys are benefiting a lot,” says BrutuswamaJuju.
“The problem here is that Sundowns are miles ahead in terms of administration. Everything they do is top class, it’s then difficult to compete with such an organisation,” says beloth.
Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson has opened up on another costly mistake by goalkeeper Brandon Petersen after last weekend’s defeat to Golden Arrows.
Petersen could not deal with a back pass from Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, failing to control the ball and left it for Arrows forward Knox Mutizwa to tap it into an empty net.
Johnson says they will try to fix Petersen’s mistakes and took blame for all the errors they made against Abafana Bes’thende.
Here’s how the readers reacted to the “Johnson Opens Up On Petersen’s Errors” story:
“Coach, be careful of what you are saying, otherwise you will follow the rest,” says zandisiletsefu.
“Khune is needed right now, we’ve had enough of Petersen. If you want to continue fielding him, you will regret it. I don’t know why you changed Khune because he was playing well and it’s not fair on the other goalkeepers, seriously.
“Petersen has been given chance after chance, he’s not ready to be Chiefs’ number one. Mentally, those mistakes show that he’s not. Put him on the bench, he will recover,” says juicecpeter.
“Problem is that some PSL keepers try to copy Sundowns’ style of play, playing from the back is NOT for school boys. Skoop and Doner soccer has it’s own teams, Chiefs must stick to that,” says His Majesty Yellow PSL Pitbull.
“Please coach, give Bvuma a chance. I trust him to do better,” says user765416.
“Give Bruce a chance, we can’t have a guy making mistakes week-in and out, but still keep his place. It’s annoying,” says Terry2007.
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