Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
1 minute read
28 Oct 2019
5:08 pm

PSL referees are a ticking time bomb

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

When two men exchange words and continuously disagree it usually ends up with a good old fistfight.

Assistant referee Mervyn Van Wyk (far left) has been sanctioned for his blunders in the AmaZulu/Chiefs game.

Football players pushing referee around is inevitable with the poor quality of refereeing in the local leagues. We can dismiss the mistakes made by the match officials to human error but when it starts happening every weekend, then clearly there is serious need for attention. The South African Football Association (Safa), which is in charge of referees in the country, has put rules in place to ensure that match officials toe the line, however this has not helped because they continue making glaring mistakes. Safa’s attempts to keep referees in check is as useless as putting a piece of plastic...