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Phakaaathi Reporter
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24 Jan 2019
3:03 pm

Baroka coach defends ‘time wasting’ goalkeeper

Phakaaathi Reporter

Baroka coach Wedson Nyirenda is baffled by other coaches’ opinion about goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze.

Elvis Chipezeze of Baroka FC saves a penalty during the2018 Telkom Knockout Finals game between Baroka FC and Orlando Pirates at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth on 08 December 2018 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

Chipezeze has been accused of time wasting by Premiership coaches, with some claiming he fakes his injuries to slow down the game.

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane once accused a referee of being lenient on the goal minder and not punishing him for wasting time when he side met Baroka.

The Zimbabwean goalkeeper came under fire once again when they faced Orlando Pirates in a league tie midweek.

Chipezeze was blasted by Pirates fans on social media for what they believe was a tactic to deny their side a chance to score the second goal which would have seen Pirates winning the game and going level on points with leaders Bidvest Wits.

“Chipezeze is a good goalkeeper and I do not talk about other teams’ players, so why should other coaches talk about my players? I’m seeing nasty things from other players and I don’t talk about it. I concentrate on my own players,” Nyirenda told SowetanLIVE.

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