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Phakaaathi Reporter
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9 Feb 2017
9:58 am

Palacios slams referee after Pirates draw

Phakaaathi Reporter

Following his team’s 0-0 draw against Platinum Stars, Orlando Pirates interim coach Augustos Palacios has hit out at referee Olani Kwinda's performance.

Augusto Palacios, coach of Orlando Pirates during the Absa Premiership match between Platinum Stars and Orlando Pirates at Royal Bafokeng Stadium. (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

After the game, a visibly irritated Palacios lashed out at Kwinda, saying the level of the game was too high for him.

“I have nothing against referees, but I’m disappointed at the level of refereeing,” said Palacios after the game.

“This is the second round of the League and an important match. The refereeing must be equal to task, that’s my appeal.

“I have nothing against the referee, I never complained, but I think the level was too high for him.”

Pirates’ next game is against defending Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday afternoon.

“We are playing Sundowns over the weekend. We need to work on the scoring and finishing our chances in the next two days,” concluded Palacios.