Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy feels his side were let down by the match officials in Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat to Kaizer Chiefs but he also concedes his side fell short with their own play. The performance of referee Thando Ndzandzeka drew the ire of McCarthy after he sent off defender Taariq Fielies and gave a number of soft free kicks to the visitors. “It is just another in the ongoing dilemma… they [referees] all look nice … with their Outsurance kit. But that was the best thing about the performance out there‚ the beautiful green and purple kit‚” a rueful McCarthy said. “I don’t want that to overshadow the fact that we came short and lost. “But the manner we lost… for a coach it is frustrating when you are up against 11 men who wanted to overturn their bad run and they got a little bit of help from the man in the middle.” City had fallen behind to an early goal from Siyabonga Ngezana but were level at halftime when Matthew Rusike netted against his former side. Chiefs too...

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