The previous Bafana Bafana striker instructed that the Chilli Boys had tried to make issues troublesome for Usuthu by taking their match to East London
Chippa United coach Dan Malesela thinks it was unfair of AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy to complain concerning the state of the Sisa Dukashe pitch.
McCarthy was commenting after Wednesday night’s league match, which his group received 1-Zero due to Thapelo Xoki’s 56th-minute penalty.
“Chippa knew, enjoying us in PE, World Cup stadium [the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium], good soccer pitch, it’ll be a totally completely different final result,” McCarthy instructed SuperSport TV after the sport.
“Bringing us right here to East London in the course of nowhere, they could have an opportunity and rightfully in order that they had been in with an opportunity.”
The Chilli Boys shall be enjoying on the Sisa Dukashe Stadium once more this weekend – they host Richards Bay – conquerers of Kaizer Chiefs, in a Spherical of 16 Nedbank Cup tie on Saturday,
When requested about McCarthy’s feedback over the pitch, Malesela had a special tackle the matter.
“I don’t learn about that. Sisa, I don’t suppose there’s a lot that’s unsuitable with that pitch. I might be the primary one to lift my hand and say we will’t play right here however it’s as flat as you may get,” Malesela instructed the media, as quoted by SowetanLive.
“Once we performed [Golden] Arrows at Moses Mabhida it was in a horrible state. I don’t know [about Sisa Dukashe] – that’s Benni’s opinion however for me the sphere was okay. I wouldn’t need to make excuses concerning the pitch as a result of for me it’s okay,” Malesela added.
Commenting on the Richards Bay facet his group will face, Malesela added: “You could say this group isn’t right here as a result of they had been finished favours however it’s right here as a result of they performed and did nicely. They beat Kaizer Chiefs and so there’s one thing.”
Chippa beat one other second-tier facet, Free State Stars within the earlier spherical. They wanted a 116th-minute aim from Andile Mbenyane to earn a 2-2 extra-time draw earlier than triumphing 4-Three within the penalty shoot-out.