The South African Football Association (SAFA) have introduced a new group of officials, and Pitso Mosimane has indicated what the newbies have to understand.
Sundowns’ goalless draw with Bidvest Wits on Tuesday left Mosimane rather displeased with the night’s officiating. The PSL Coach of the Season has complained that the officials are not quite open to some exchanges of words like seasoned officials are.
"The problem in South Africa, the mentality is that you are not supposed to talk to officials. They are supposed to talk to us," Mosimane said via Kick Off.
"But why should we not speak to them? Why do they talk to us then? There is communication here. Communication is not one-way.
"But if I had Victor Gomes and I have others, they talk. You haven't seen them? I speak to them, they talk. These other ones magogorwane [amateurs]... 'no no no, stay there, back!'
"You just cross the line once and it's like the school principal with a whip. 'Why are you crossing the line, go back.'
"I mean really. You know my bra bo mafikizolo [those that just arrived], they just arrived and they are cracking the whip. We are not small coaches, we can talk."
It is not the first time Mosimane has had an issue with referee Tom, having previously called him "whistle-happy,” Pitso added.
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