Free State Stars captain Paulus Masehe did not agree with the referee's decision to award Kaizer Chiefs a penalty in their Absa Premiership encounter.
Ea Lla Koto broke the deadlock eight minutes after the break courtesy of Sibusiso Hlubi but were undone by a penalty scored by Daniel Cardoso in the 65th minute, a spot-kick that Masehe believes should not have been given.
“It was not as tough as we thought it was going to be. We were dominant from the first minute until the last,” Masehe told SuperSport TV.
“It is through decisions like this, teams get relegated and coaches are fired and the players are thought not to be performing. I don’t think it was a penalty to be honest. But there’s nothing we can do, one can only compliment the performance and the commitment of the guys,” he continued.
“We did everything according to play from the whole week, through determination. You know we’re fighting for our lives and giving everything that we have.”
The veteran midfielder went on to add that conceding goals from silly errors has been a story of their whole season and it is something that is not easy to solve.
“It’s been a story of our team since the beginning of the season. We’ve been missing a whole lot of chances. Just one mistake they punish us. But there’s nothing we can do. It is always the small details, it takes time to address. We still have the last game and the last three points to play for,” he said.