JOHANNESBURG – Chippa United coach Teboho Moloi has withdrawn his comments made after his side’s Telkom Knockout defeat to Kaizer Chiefs at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on November 5.
"I'm not one to complain about referees or officiating. I'm a baby. I'm crawling. I'm still new in this field. So for me to complain about officiating is not right,” Moloi said in the post-match interview after the Chiefs match.
"I'm not going to complain. The only thing I'm going to say is that I remember in my playing days, 1987-1992, when we lost against Kaizer Chiefs this is how we used to lose.
"If I'm going to lose games in this way then I'm still learning. I expect to lose with the opposition really coming at me, coming with tactical plans, that I'll accept. But I have to accept because I grew up knowing that the only way Chiefs could beat me is through this way.
"It's part of the game, we grow up. This is what I want my team to learn. We have to take it even if it's a pill that is hard to swallow but take it like I'm taking it. There's nothing we can do.”
On Monday, over a week later, Moloi said his comments were not well-though out.
"I would like to withdraw the comments I made against Kaizer Chiefs in relation to my playing days (for Orlando Pirates between 1987-1992). The statement was made in the heat of the moment,” said Moloi.