After an intense DSTV Premiership encounter that ended in a 2-2 draw on Tuesday, Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rhulani Mokwena criticized the match officials for their decision to allow the Dube Bird’s equalizer to stand.

Goals from midfielders Tebogo Mokoena and Marcelo Allende gave Sundowns a comfortable two goal lead before the Dube Birds mounted a comeback.

Augustine Mahlonoko reduced the deficit in the 57th minute before Gabadihno Mhango netted the equaliser with six minutes of normal time remaining.

Mhango’s goal was initially ruled out for offside before the referee allowed it to stand after consulting with his lineman.

Speaking to SuperSport TV after the game, Rulani stated that relegation-threatened Richards Bay and Cape Town Spurs will be affected by the decision.

“Ja, well I don’t know because, you know who I feel more pity for? It’s Spurs, Richards Bay, those are the teams I feel sorry for.

“But anyway, it’s shocking, very shocking. But anyway, okay guys, I have to look at it. We dominated, we created a lot of chances, we should have been very clear by half-time.

“We had an opportunity to make it three there, we pass, pass, pass and also when we see that it’s offside we should not head it back, so I’ll have to look and see, but okay,” Rulani told SuperSport TV.

Mamelodi Sundowns will next face ES Tunis in the CAF Champions League semi-finals this weekend in Tunisia.