SuperSport United lost 1-0 at home to Mamelodi Sundowns in the DSTV Premiership on Saturday. Assistant coach Andre Arendse lauded the efforts of the depleted squad.
Head coach Kaitano Tembo was also side-lined because of Covid-19.
Whereas Mamelodi Sundowns had a full-strength squad ahead of the game. Prolific striker Peter Shalulile scored the only goal of the game as Sundowns maintained their unbeaten start to the season.
“There’s a lot to talk about with a lot of moments in the game.” He told SuperSport TV after the loss.
“But all that aside, the result aside for a second. I’ve got to commend the players.
“We asked them to compete in this game today as under strength as we were going into the game with some notable names missing from the starting line-up.
“We asked them to compete, they did that with no arguments. No excuses and sometimes results go for you and sometimes they don’t.
“I was just speaking to the guys after the game.
“It’s a bitter pill to swallows because I thought we deserved something out of it just for effort alone, so very, very happy with the performance of everyone.
“I think everybody gave their all to the extent that we literally had to make substitutions because there was cramps and injuries and we got to prevent those things so very, very proud with the performance of the guys tonight,” he said.
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