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FIFA Laws: Baroka Penalty Should Have Been Retaken

Baroka Should Have Been Given A Chance To Retake Their Penalty

By Soccer Laduma - May 15, 2017 11:27 AM

Baroka were unlucky not to have received a chance to retake their penalty kick against Golden Arrows at the weekend.

Read: Arrows Edge Baroka In Five-Goal Thriller 

During their 3-2 loss against Abafana Bes’thende on Saturday, Bakgaga were awarded a spot-kick towards the end of the game when goalkeeper, Nkosingiphile Gumede, was adjudged to have committed a foul.

Richard Matloga scored the penalty for the Limpopo outfit but referee, Victor Gomes, ruled out the goal after a Baroka player had entered the box before the ball crossed the line.

However, according to the FIFA Laws of the Game, a retake should have been ordered, instead of disallowing the goal and continuing with play like the referee did on Saturday.  

About the infringements when a penalty is being taken, FIFA Law 14 states:

If the referee gives the signal for a penalty kick to be taken and, before the ball is in play, one of the following situation occurs:

A player of both the defending team and the attacking team infringe the Laws of the Game:

•The kick is retaken.

A SAFA match referee, who spoke to the Siya crew on condition of anonymity, feels that the decision to award a penalty in the first place was incorrect.

“The goalkeeper looked like he was taking evasive action. He was already in the air and realised he was on course for collision. The contact was the (unintended) consequence of challenging for the ball and taking evasive action. I would have loved the referee to have been closer. Maybe the angle of the view placed the point of contact with the knee of the goalkeeper instead of the thigh. I think the encroachment was minimal at the moment the ball was kicked. The referee’s position to control or view the encroachment could have been more towards the horizontal penalty area line,” said the official.

With the penalty already given, the official says a retake should have been ordered after a Baroka player had entered the box before the ball crossed the line. 

With their loss, Baroka are at the bottom of the Absa Premiership log with two games remaining for them for the 2016/17 season. 


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Lesandawana la Benoni Joined: 23 Aug 2016
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Lesandawana la Benoni May 17, 2017 12:28 PM
Victor Gomez is the most stupid referee I have come across. He is also arrogant and need to be investigated. Almost all his decisions are questionable.
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magents02 Joined: 07 Feb 2012
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magents02 May 16, 2017 12:40 PM
Referees must be suspended also because they don't make mistakes they just do it intentionally in favour of their respective teams. Look at what they are doing to Sundowns but you media you don't talk about it. The same incidents they happen week in week out but your so called match officials they are mum about that because it doesn't affects your Chiefs and Pirates. Stop creating rubbish bins and save our soccer
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Chesa Mpama May 16, 2017 09:54 AM
Did Baroka wait all season for a penalty to save them from relegation ????
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malinzim@yahoo.com May 16, 2017 09:09 AM
This Gomes referee is the leading referee in terms of doing mistakes
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Glomour Boy 666 Joined: 27 Mar 2017
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Glomour Boy 666 May 15, 2017 11:54 PM
But must be suspended ..he fails to do right ..
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Glomour Boy 666 Joined: 27 Mar 2017
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Glomour Boy 666 May 15, 2017 11:52 PM
it was a matter of Mistake calling another mistake. let forgive him .God Forgive so do we.
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@general1 May 15, 2017 10:32 PM
This is match fixing finish & klaar
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lungiez Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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lungiez May 15, 2017 08:38 PM
Was not a penalty to in the first place
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tini.siya@gmail.com May 15, 2017 07:08 PM
was not a penalty the first place
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tini.siya@gmail.com May 15, 2017 07:07 PM
was not a penalty the first place
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indidane May 15, 2017 07:07 PM
Zebras Refs, Trevor Christian, Ace Ngcobo, Phillip Tinyane , Achmat Salie.... Were Never Suspended ... But Zebras are the Ones Crying Louder than Barroka ... He he heeeee
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mathambo May 15, 2017 06:59 PM
I remember thers 1 game btwn swallows and chips in 2012..where swallows had to take a penalty 3 tyms becoz one of their players entered the bOx..I dnt knw what rang through Gomes head coz even a reffre from sab league knows these thngs..it a shame to ppl who thnk psl is the best league it really downgrades our futball
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MatlalaSPORT3000 May 15, 2017 06:58 PM
Arrows bought referees in the nfd. I didn't expect them to do the same the PSL
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indidane May 15, 2017 06:57 PM
Why are Zebras Crying with Baroka ??? Ohh I see Baroka Copied using Envelopes from Zebras .. kikikiki .... But Gomes decision is Final ... Nothing will be Changed ... Crybabies can cry .
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cija ka cadolo May 15, 2017 06:33 PM
So we nid 2 kno wats punishment Gomez wil get as he cost Baroka.
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dicozee May 15, 2017 06:29 PM
Gomes like de spotlight, he's alwys man of de match. He must b suspended regardin tht game. He also allowed game 2 go on wth baroka keeper down injured..
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zwai7 May 15, 2017 06:16 PM
tht served them wel they got a dubios panalty agaist sundowns thx mr ref
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Tsikinosky May 15, 2017 05:43 PM
My biggest wish is 2 c Baroka bck 2 NFD is fools only peform well against the big 3 then end up losing 2 minnows. #they mst go n neva come bck
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Tsikinosky May 15, 2017 05:36 PM
In a 1st place Baroka ddn't deserve tht penalty so Mr Gomez ws fixing his mistake by nt allowing a retake. Shame Baroka wna make ths an isue? Nop ths cn't b a retake bcs tht wsn't a penalty. They lost finish n klaar n they mst prepare 4 a life @ NFD
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manocha-83 May 15, 2017 05:32 PM
Yes it wasn't a penalty from the first time Bt you can't rectify a mistake by a mistake.

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