Referee Victor Gomes always wants to be man of the match, says Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane

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Mosimane has hit out at referee Victor Gomes after he recently sent him off for dissent in a league match against the Citizens

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has criticised Premier Soccer League (PSL) referee Victor Gomes following his recent dismissal against Cape Town City.

While Masandawana went on to win the match, thanks to Khama Billiat who finished off a superb move masterminded by Percy Tau, it was marred by controversy following several questionable decisions by referee Gomes.

Most notably, the Sundowns head coach was given his marching orders early in the first half after remonstrating against the referee’s decision to award a foul against full-back Tebogo Langerman.

Nonetheless in the aftermath of Sundowns’ victory where they extended their lead at the top to five points, the 53-year-old has hit out at the referee, even suggesting that perhaps renowned former referee Ace Ngcobo should be called in to mentor professional referees.

"Maybe Ace Ngcobo can come to the party there because I think Ace is doing a good job on TV‚" Mosimane was quoted as saying by Sowetan.

"He doesn't look the other way‚ he says it right. He's on top. Ace must mentor these guys‚" he stated.

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"Gomes made history,” the former Bafana Bafana mentor said regarding his sending off. "The guy (Gomes) always wants to be man of the match. He wants to be centre of attraction. He wants the big games to have his big collar up," continued Mosimane. 

"You've got to give him the space. Let him gloat man, it's okay. It's personal‚ he has to be part of it. You've got to check the background. Look at his way of moving. Loot at him. And that behaviour influences. I guess everybody is like that. We got our own things," concluded Mosimane.

Following the sending off, Mosimane will now have to settle for a place in the stands as his side next take on Cape Town All Stars in the Nedbank Cup this weekend.

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