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Cavin slams state of Athlone pitch

AmaZulu head coach Cavin Johnson says the game against Ajax Cape Town should have been postponed due to the state of the pitch at Athlone Stadium.

Usuthu scored two stoppage-time goals to steal a point against the Urban Warriors in a 2-2 draw in their Premiership clash on Saturday evening.

With the current drought in Cape Town and four other Cape Town-based football sides playing on the same pitch this season, the conditions were hardly ideal for the type of football both sides try to play.

And Johnson confirmed he lodged a protest to the Premier Soccer League before kick-off.

"It's shocking‚" he said after the game. "Initially I thought it would hold‚ but I put in a protest for the pitch before the start of the game.

"If you are in Johannesburg and you play on a pitch like this‚ it will hold‚ but if you are in Cape Town then it becomes a beach. It’s not good enough."


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