The result was even more heart aching because of the way in happened. The home side scored a 94th minute winner to secure all three points.
Thamsanqa Gabuza gave Matsatsantsa an early lead. Scores were levelled through Lifa Hlongwane.
However, Lesotho international defender Thatayaone Ditlhokwe won the match in injury time.
“I think the two set pieces where we conceded the goals, the first one we got what we deserved and rightfully went 1-0 down,” the German coach told the media after the match.
“It came after a slow start, and this is absolutely normal after having such little preparation time.
“The opponents were waiting for us after having seven days preparing to face you.
“It was tough for us because we don’t have a squad that is in that place at the moment, we have several new players and played twice last week.
“I think twenty minutes into the game we stared combining, started to play, we started to put the opposition under pressure.
“The link-up play was better, and we had opportunities to score, then in the second half from the start, the performance was better, and we played at least on the same level as the opposition and then to concede late on another goal, it is difficult to process.” He added.
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