Be Forward Wanderers Team Manager Steven Madeira slammed the match referee Duncan Lengani in their TNM Super League 2-1 defeat by Blue Eagles on Thursday in Lilongwe for turning down a penalty appeal against their striker Peter Wadabwa .
With the scores at 1-1 in the second half, Blue Eagles defender had brought down Wadabwa inside the penalty area, but referee Lengani waved play on despite putting the whistle in the middle of his lips before changing the decision.
Madeira told Nyasa Times : ” It was t a definite penalty, it’s really disappointing.
“It’s not disappointing for us alone, I think people have got to realise that it’s also for the other clubs, chasing the league spot, it affects them as well, and that’s disappointing.”
The Nomads are still stuck on sixth slot with 41 points, but Madeira was full of praise for his side for continuing to put in solid performances.
The Nomads took the lead through Jabulani Linje’s first-half effort, before Vitumbiko Kumwenda equalized for the Cops and Stuart Mbunge bagged the winner.
Wadabwa said he felt he deserved a penalty against the Cops.
“In my opinion, yes. But the referee said no, what can I do?”
“Everbody saw it was a penalty.”