‘THUGGERISH BEHAVIOUR’ is what the losing side Orlando Pirates coach Rhulani Mokwena described it.
A temperamental game as expected, Bucs lost 3-2 to host AmaKhosi at the half-full FNB Stadium, on Saturday afternoon.
Yes, the derby stood to its originality as both sides dished out world class football as expected but was marred by temper, emotions and of course value for money- GOALS.
In the past both teams would settle for a stalemate draw but today, oh what a beauty we saw, same par as EPL, La Liga.
Emotional as it was Mokwena minced no words uttering ‘this thuggerish behaviour cannot be allowed’.
“I was raised to respect the elders such Middendorp but what he did to encourage his players to punch and cause injury to my players is disrespect. Its thuggerish and he knows that.”
“But I send my congratulations to Chiefs on their win,” said the visibly irritated Mokwena now dubbed “Mlungisi” (the one who fixes).
Chiefs defender Eric “Tower” Mathoho was red-carded for pushing Bucs player on the ground that means he misses the Telkom Challenge semi-fnals next week, talk of ‘naughty corner’ as players from both teams were issued with yellow cards for incitement and unsporting behaviour.
This means the Glamour Boys still remain at the top of the log (ten points)and Bucs fall out of the top eight bracket.
Scorers Chiefs: own goal (Ntsikelelo Nyauza), Castro and Cardoso (penalty).
Scorers Bucs: Pule and Mhango.
Psss… PSL make sure the referees have their sprays ahead of the game- please!
Image (Chiefs won 3-2 in today’s Soweto derby at FNB Stadium).