Gor Mahia head coach Manuel Carlos Vaz Pinto has hit out at the officiating in their 2-1 loss against Tusker at the Ruaraka Grounds on Thursday.
The defending champions were well in control of the game and destined for three points, but were crashed by poor officiating, according to the Portuguese.
“We played very well, it was a good game. The first half we dominated. The second half, I would like to confirm with the videos but for me this is clear. It is not a foul off Owendo, the free kick that gave the goal and it’s not a corner this last one. The last man to touch the ball is not Juma. And because of that it made a difference,” Vaz Pinto protested.
The tactician claims Anthony Ogwayo produced some questionable referring that only served to the detriment of his side.
Gor Mahia led at half time 1-0 courtesy of a Tito Okello 14th minute tap in but a sublime free kick from Boniface Muchiri and a headed goal from Eugene Asike after the intermission condemned them to a painful defeat.
“How many yellow cards today? Always to Gor Mahia, no one to Tusker. And the free kick of Muguna is very dangerous, he doesn’t give a yellow card. But in the first half, he gives yellow to Geoffrey, to Samuel. Sorry, it is not pressure, it is the truth. So after what has happened there, Samuel is out of the next game,” he ranted.
According to Pinto Tusker did not deserve goal from their showing, let alone winning the game.
“I don’t remember in the second half one opportunity of Tusker. If it is my mistake, a sorry. I will confirm with the video but what I feel here, this is not fair. We don’t deserve this. But congratulations to Tusker they won but they don’t deserve the win. That is my opinion,” Pinto said.
Gor Mahia suffer their eighth loss of the campaign to remain fourth on the standings with 39 points as Tusker take their tally to 50 points, four above closest challengers KCB.