The Match Commissioner who was overseeing the abandoned Chibuku Super Cup game between Shabanie Mine and CAPS United Gladmore Muzambi has revealed how the goal was disallowed by the far side referee Thomas Kusosa.
According to the Herald, Muzambi admitted the goal scored by Kudzai Nyamupfukudza was from an on side position but however maintained that someone in the build was offside. The commissioner said it was the referee who took time to notice his assistant’s flag and thereby rejecting the goal on technicality.
“The judgment of the assistant referee was perfect, but the referee took time to acknowledge the flag. Everything started from a throw-in at the corner flag, the player who took it, delivered the ball to a player who was slightly behind him, who then returned the ball to the initial player who was now then in an offside position,’’ said Muzambi.
“The goal was scored by a player who was clearly onside. But the assistant referee correctly maintained his act, lifting the flag as they are taught that you should continue to do so until the referee sees it. Technically and according to the Law 10 of the game, the referee was correct in disallowing that goal.’’
Meanwhile, the PSL have requested match reports from Shabanie Mine and CAPS United detailing all events that led to the abandonment of the match so that they can map the way forward in dealing with this case.