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Mosimane lays into Chipezeze for time wasting

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane was left fuming by the antics of Elvis Chipezeze which earned Baroka a goalless draw in the Premiership on Tuesday.

Chipezeze scooped the Man-of-the-Match award for an outstanding display in the home goal as the newly-crowned Telkom Knockout champions clinched a precious point against Sundowns.

However, the Zimbabwean goalkeeper was the topic of discussion for his more questionable actions, with Mosimane amazed that he gets away with persistent time wasting.

The Brazilians failed to find the back of the net for a fourth time in 13 league games this term, which saw them slip five points behind leaders Orlando Pirates.

"I think we should congratulate Chipezeze for being Man of the Match for time wasting," Mosimane said of the Bakgaga keeper after the game. "How can you allow Chipezeze to do that?

"Against Pirates he did the same thing; he's falling all the time and he's killing the momentum. Referees should be able to see what he is doing.

"He's a good goalkeeper, no doubt about that but why do you give him Man of the Match for time wasting? You should give him Man of the Match for playing and not wasting time.

"These guys don't want to play football at all. In South African football we need to do things differently, I don't understand it at all."

Mosimane acknowledged that Chipezeze had been key to keeping Downs at bay, albeit for all the wrong reasons.

"I know who chooses Man of the Match and they chose the right player today because he saved them tonight," continued 'Jingles'

"But why give him the award when he does things like this? He was on the floor all the time, who does that?

"The game wanted us to break them down and we couldn't. They were sitting in and they break the momentum. Once you build combination play two players fall down.

"When the goalkeeper was down there why because the player was out. They were waiting and looking for the player to come in and when the player comes back in, the keeper stands up."