Following the fowl play lamented by Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane and Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy on referees poor decisions, the SAFA have made a official statement.

Pitso believes the referees poor decision has cost his team some points, recently a goal was disallowed against Bloemfontein Celtic and on Sunday another ugly incident occured against Bidvest Wits.

The South African Football Association has finally opened up about officiating in the Premier Soccer League.

Benni McCarthy and his club chairman John Comitis have expressed their concern as well.

SAFA’s head of referees, Tenda Masikhwa has since commented on the matter.

“We acknowledge that teams invest a lot of resources in running their business. We have seen some borderline game-changing decisions in some matches, for example, the Bloemfontein Celtic/Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town City/Bidvest Wits and a few others just to mention a few. While match officials are only human and are prone to making mistakes, some of the blunders are unacceptable and we ask match officials as professionals, to jerk up their act,” said Masikhwa on SAFA’s official website.

“Much as our officials are among the best on the continent, mistakes are part of the game but we are working flat out to eradicate unnecessary and costly mistakes among our officials,” added Masikhwa.