PSL prosecutor writes to Polokwane City coach Zlatko Krmpotic


The PSL prosecutor has written to Polokwane City and head coach Zlatko Krmpotic in relation to comments attributed to him on match officials.

The League prosecutor has given Krmpotic five days to respond to the letters sent to him to either deny or admit the comments attributed to him in the media.

Krmpotic is the second coach in the space of two days to be summoned to explain his statements on match officials following a controversial few weeks in domestic football with regards to decisions in various matches.

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The comments in question relate to Krmpotic's statements about referee Victor Gomes during his team's defeat on penalties to Highlands Park in the MTN8 semifinal on September 17.

The Serbian coach questioned Gomes' decisions after the second leg match following 180 minutes without a goal.

"But I must say, this referee and the decisions he made in three to five crucial moments – in the first half not giving a penalty for us, and after that in every position where it’s dangerous for Highlands Park giving a counter-foul – didn’t allow us to play this game," he was quoted as saying after the match.

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"One example was in the final minute, when he gave a yellow card for Jabu Maluleke. What happened there? First he gave us a free-kick and afterwards changed the decision and gave a booking [to City]. This is not normal.

"When you play against the opponent and also against the referee, this is very hard. But okay, I don’t want to complain now about the referee. We must do better, and we should have taken this game inside 90 minutes."

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