Amakhosi fought back to get an equaliser before winning the game 4-2 on penalties at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
McCarthy questioned some calls made by the referee in the game, saying the match official was ‘diabolical’.
“They say coaches when you lose you complain about the referee, but it was plain to see the referees today was diabolical,” McCarthy told SuperSport TV.
“You know, (my) players could’ve been injured long term with some challenges, there were certain instances where players could’ve been injured.”
“We played football. We opened their defence apart, one-on-one with the goalkeeper and we didn’t put the ball in the net. Kermit (chance) 2-0 up, I think Chiefs don’t come back. Overall, it was a great game of football. Today we showed what a great team we are, what a team we can be if we learn to bloody score more than one.
“You score one and then you’re happy instead of getting a second, a third or a fourth, and we come to shoot ourselves in the end,” concluded the former Bafana Bafana striker.