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Sekhukhune United coach Brandon Truter was furious at the decision to award Orlando Pirates a controversial penalty against his side during the Nedbank Cup Final in Pretoria on Saturday.

After Sibusiso Vilakazi‘s opener, Tapelo Xoki equalized through a contentious penalty just a minute before half-time. Babina Noko eventually lost 2-1 to the Buccaneers at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

Truter angrily remonstrated with fourth official Skhumbozo Gasa on the touchline, waving his hinds in the air as he clearly believed his team was robbed.

BRANDON TRUTER REFUSES TO COMMENT ORLANDO PIRATES CONTROVERSIAL PENALTY

Nonetheless, Truter refused to condemn the officials after the game. Instead, he congratulated Pirates for lifting the 2023 Nedbank Cup title.

“No, no comment, No comment on that,” Truter told the media after the match.

Brandon Truter refuses to discuss controversial Orlando Pirates Nedbank Cup penalty
Orlando Pirates crowned Nedbank Cup Champions

“I think there was an Extra-Time episode two weeks ago with Ace (Ncobo) and also Victor (Hlungwani) addressing an incident like that.

“So, If I go into talks now they will say I am sounding bitter, and I don’t want to go there, so congratulations to Pirates.”

SEKHUKHUNE UNITED TO PLAY CAF FOOTBALL NEXT SEASON

However, despite losing the Nedbank Cup finals, Sekhukhune United will participate in the CAF Confederations Cup next season.

This comes after Pirates already secured the CAF Champions League spot as they finished second in the DStv Premiership. And that means the Limpopo side have automatically qualified as the Nedbank runners-up.

 By Clifton Mabasa

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