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referee, don't blow it

By unknown | Aug 08, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

Kaizer Chiefs' manager Bobby "Bobsteak" Motaung is concerned about the standard of refereeing, and hopes that tomorrow won't see a repeat of what happened in their recent games.

Chiefs suffered some questionable decisions recently and will be hoping their crucial MTN 8 quarterfinal game against Santos at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria tomorrow at 8pm will be incident-free.

He said their preparations were superb but his main worry was the standard of whistlemen.

"We hope that we get quality referees in these games, taking into account that there is big bucks involved," he said.

"Also the level of fitness from these referees is another major concern. But we hope that the standard will improve."

He added that they were looking at playing attractive and entertaining football to thrill their supporters and in the process boot the People's Team out of this lucrative competition.

Chiefs will be without first-choice goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and Kaizer Motaung junior.

Khune was red-carded during their last league game against Black Leopards in Limpopo and Motaung sustained an injury against Manchester United in the Vodacom Challenge in Pretoria a fortnight ago.

Khune should be replaced by Emile Baron between the poles. Chiefs have a number of options up front that could make a difference between the two sides.

The team appears to be gelling with new signings Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Valery Nahayo and Gilbert Gordon settling fast.

He said Gert Schalkwyk, Thuso Phala and George Lebese were doing extremely well at training and hoped that they would translate that form to the field of play.

Santos chief operations officer Edries Burton said though it was a tough one for them, they were going to look for an early goal to unsettle their opponents.

"We have to guard against conceding an early goal against Chiefs because it will be suicidal to us. We're going to try and settle early and launch some attacks."

He said they certainly won't be overawed by the occasion as they have always done well against Chiefs.

Players such as Tyren Arendse, Graham King and Kenwyn Manuel would be there to guide the youngsters.

Burton said they were fortunate that they got an opportunity to watch Chiefs play and now they know how to prepare for this encounter.

"It's a cup game, anything is possible but we're going out there to fight until the end."


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