CAPE TOWN – John Comitis is fed up.
The Cape Town City chairman wasn’t mincing his words when talking about the reckless tackles his players have had to endure over several weeks.
“Our last two games in the Premiership and Nedbank Cup we’ve been victims of intimidation and dangerous tackles that has left two of our key players (Thabo Nodada and Roland Putsche) with leg injuries and on the operating table and me with medical bills of R1.5million,” Comitis said.
“Roland signed a two-year contract extension, but now doesn’t know if he can honour it. It’s criminal to see the guilty party go unpunished by inexperienced referees who seem way out of their depth at the highest level. Refs with two or three games experience calling the shots and clearly failing in their duties to protect players from career-ending tackles.
How hard can it be to get eight competent refs from a population of 45 million South Africans? Surely no miracle needed.