A very difficult and intense match during a period where mental strength is required. We had a terrible start to the match where we failed to connect passes. We gave away possession at a very high rate resulting in the opponent getting break attacks. The result of our consistent loss of possession led to us conceding a goal.
After conceding the goal we had a great chance to score and like against O.Pirates we failed to beat the keeper. A crucial miss by Lamola that could have brought us back into the match. We still could not change our rhythm and we then opted to contemplate change in our structure.
We immediately dropped Phiri into the defense and pushed Sibisi wider and higher, our midfield was marshal led by Venter and Parusnath, where we were checking the possibility of playing with three at the back and two wingbacks. It looked better and the rate of loss of possession was lesser.
Coming back from half time we changed Phiri for S. Dube and our game changed for the better. We were more attacking and cohesive. We created more final third entries especially from our left side. The introduction of Sibeko upfront injected our team with lots of energy and we should have pulled one at least.
We then went on to concede the second goal from a corner kick. We lost the match 2:0.