Kaitano Tembo was left disappointed with the performance of referee Phelelani Ndaba during their league match against Bidvest Wits on Saturday.

The referee gave United captain Dean Furman an undeserved red card with only 25 minutes before the end of the match.

Ndaba and his assistant also denied Wits forward Terrence Dzvukamanja a legitimate goal which could have changed the outcome of the encounter. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.

“I think from the point of view of the officiating, the game was a mess from the beginning,” said Tembo, according to Kick-Off.com.

“… But I am very proud (with his team), they played well in the 25 minutes with ten men against a team like Wits. It’s not easy, they are a good team.”