Poor refereeing cost Kapuls match


POOR refereeing cost Papua New Guinea a 2-1 loss against hosts Malaysia during their international soccer friendly on Monday.
PNG coach Flemming Serritslev, who is usually reserved in his comments, said questionable calls and bias by the official in charge saw his team miss out on a win in Kuala Lumpur.
He said PNG copped a staggering 10 yellow cards, with the first to captain David Muta for complaining to the referee over persistent bad calls.
Serritslev said the referring was so bad he had to say something.
But the men’s senior coach said he was happy with the effort his players put into their performance. He said this would stand them in good stead for the World Cup qualifiers next year. PNG played attacking football and had three clear opportunities to score but were denied by poor refereeing. PNG scored first through Nigel Dabinyaba before Malaysia equalised midway and held o n till t he b reak. Malaysia scored the winner five minutes into the second-half. Serritslev said the friendlies against Malaysia and Iran were good for PNG.
The Kapuls return today.

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