SA's Ndlovu hits out at poor officiating in UEFA club games

SA's Ndlovu hits out at poor officiating in UEFA club games
Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta (L) and Qarabag's Dino Ndlovu (R) in action during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Chelsea FC and Qarabag FK

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Nov 25, 2017. 11:00

South African international Dino Ndlovu is unhappy with the state of refereeing during his club Qarabag's UEFA Champions League match against Chelsea.

Azerbaijan champions Qarabag suffered a 4-0 defeat to the English champions at the Baku Olympic Stadium with Chelsea receiving two penalties during the Group C game on Wednesday.

Ndlovu has since taken to the club’s social media account to express his frustrations. He was also given a red card against Spanish giants Atletico Madrid for an apparent dive in a Group C match.

"It was a good game in the first 20 minutes, but the referee solved the problem for us. I cannot blame anyone though, it's futile, anything can happen," he said.

“What can we do? It’s a good experience for the team, make no mistake. I'm not a UEFA official, I do not want to talk about refereeing.

"It's not my problem, but they did what they did… We get red cards in the Champions League games," the 27-year-old continued.

"And I do not understand the reason, maybe because we're a small club, so I'm sorry."

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