Neo Maema gave Masandawana the lead in the lead in what has become typical stunning fashion. The hosts were then awarded what seemed like a clear penalty in the second half.
Themba Zwane slotted the penalty away. However, Makhubedu did not think that the penalty was merited.
“Let’s wait for Ace on Monday, Ace is always right.” Makhubedu stressed out to SuperSport TV after the loss.
“He’s sitting at home, watching everything. He’ll give us a good answer on Monday, to see if it was it or not.
“But nevertheless, we played against a good team. It was a game of two halves, second half we came back stronger,
“We wanted to manage them, they are a good side, you have to give them the respect they deserve.
“So, we had to manage them in the first half, they are a team that has been together for a long time. They’re very forceful and we managed them.
“In the second half we had to come back stronger, bring in two out-and-out wingers in Vusimuzi Mncube and Patjie and take out Madonsela who we wanted to use in our transitions and Pogiso also, centrally.
“Because in the first half we had two tens, with two full backs, so it was tough. We wanted to neutralize them with Mudau and Lakay, also Zwane and Maema and we did that.
“They had good possession in the first-half, but they were not hurting us.
“So, second half we had to go at them, and we went there but unfortunately the penalty came but it didn’t take us down, we went again. Even when it was still 2-0, with respect to Sundowns, I saw us equalising.
“With ten minutes to go I thought we were going to get it.
“We are a team with a strong character, when we defend, we defend as a team, we defend from our nine there, we don’t defend when people are on our box.
“Yes, we start with our medium block, you go past them, then our low block will always be strong, we will always be stronger, we’re compact, we work for each other and we’ve got speed at the back also.
“So, when we defend, we defend as a team, when you score, you score, teams like Sundowns will always open you up, they’re a good side,” the coach spoke.
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