Chippa United coach Tebogo Moloi has apologised for the remarks he made after his team’s 1-0 loss to Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom knockout tournament.
Moloi was furious and took aim at Chiefs after his side lost 1-0 to Amakhosi in the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on November 5.
He told SuperSport TV at the time: “I’m not one to complain about referees or officiating. I’m a baby. I’m crawling. I’m still new in this field. So for me to complain about officiating is not right.
“I’m not going to complain. The only thing I’m going to say is that I remember in my playing days 1987-1992 when we lost against Kaizer Chiefs this is how we used to lose.
If I’m going to lose games in this way then I’m still learning. I expect to lose with the opposition really coming at me, coming with tactical plans, that I’ll accept. But I have to accept because I grew up knowing that the only way Chiefs could beat me is through this way.
“It’s part of the game, we grow up. This is what I want my team to learn. We have to take it even if it’s a pill that is hard to swallow but take it like I’m taking it. There’s nothing we can do.”
He has since said sorry.
“I would like to withdraw the comments I made against Kaizer Chiefs in relation to my playing days. The statement was made in the heat of the moment.”
Why Teboho Moloi is apologizing for telling the truth? Vele, Chiefs use to win by controversial referee’s decisions.
— Pro Philani (@prophilani) 13 November 2017
Teboho Moloi probably had two options, to withdraw his comments or lose his coaching job. You have to know your boss’ favourite club before you go around making silly comments.
— Khusta Muendos (@Mkhu28) 13 November 2017
Chippa coach Teboho Moloi has apologised and withdrawn his statement about how Chiefs used to ‘win’ games between 87-92…Says his comments were made in the heat of the moment
— Tracksuit (@ThabisoMosia) 13 November 2017