The first match in the year of 2020 and the first of the second round. It had to be a derby where the opponent ended the first round on a high and lost in the Telkom final against Sundowns.
Their strategy clearly to play on counter attack. Something we prepared very well for and managed without problems. We had been working on our own quick transitions. We scored first through a quick counter attack when Venter finished a brilliant pass from Lamola.
We ended first half leading 1:0 with no threat at all, a good game plan and well executed. The second half resumed but we had a slow start and grew with the match. The game went on till late when we literally surrendered our lead. We conceded two goals in two minutes in the dying minutes.
We did not pickup the opponent tight enough and got punished. The opponent made it 1:1. They further got a lucky goal when we conceded an own goal and they made it 2:1. A difficult defeat to take considering that we had three clear cut chances, two from Mutizwa and one from Venter, when the opponent never had any clear cut chances.
It is so devastating because the matches we lost are ones we never deserved to.