The Youth Voice

Referee nearly beaten for favouring the opposition 

Kgabu Mahlatji 

Cindy Pirates FC from Cunningmore paid Real Leopard a visit at their home ground in Alexandia where they were defeated by 3-1. The match started in the afternoon and the two teams went head to head against each other on Sunday. Cindy Pirates dominated the whole match, It battled for a goal in the field and their dribbling skills were on point. Before they went to half time, both teams were just dribbling each other and seemed to be out of energy.

After getting 15 minutes to rest they both came back with a bang. The visitors lost focus after spending a few minutes on the pitch and Real Leopard made sure that they use their opponent’s weaknesses to their advantage by ensuring that no ball passes them.

Real Leopard team players got tired and some were given fouls for the way they were passing the ball. They were also dribbling so hard that the Cunningmore players were brought down; they had to be warned by giving some of the player’s warnings. Despite all this, Cindy Pirates was determined to win the game and they played well.

The game came to an end with the score of 3-1 in favour of the visitors, the referee was nearly beaten for favouring the visitors and the rivals were forced to intervene to save him from the angry fans who wanted to beat him.

Speaking to The Youth Voice the referee, Sydney Mhlanga said that he has been in the referee business for more than 8 years, and he knew what he was doing.

“It is my job to protect both players in the field and those who are wronged are to be judged so they must deal with that and accept their loss because fighting me will not change that” he said