A first half goal and two in the second stanza sealed our fate in Attridgeville this afternoon as we lost 3-1 to SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium
While we did well to keep possession of the ball during the most of the game, we did not use it to our advantage and allowed the home side too many chances and space to be able to take shots on target.
We were fortunate early in the game when SuperSport put an effort over the bar, with Mlungwana being over committed and not able to make the save if he had to. Grobler and Rayners threatened us on the attack a number of times and we seemed unsettled on the back foot.
It was Mokoena who made the break through for the home side on the half hour mark, finding the back of the net off a cross from Rayners.
Coach Seema introduced Mutizwa and Mtshali at the break, hoping to bring some change to the play. While this did have a slight impact on the fluidity of the game, we were just not able to pose a serious threat to United.
While we managed to deliver ball to the box, we were not able to convert the chances, with Ndwandwe missing a header opportunity and Conco putting an effort over the bar and then being denied by Williams.
Gabuza then extended the lead for the home side with just 8 minutes left.
It was only in extra time after Mmodi was pulled down and we were awarded a penalty that we were able to put any score on the bard, with Sabelo converting.
We will need to return to Durban and pull together quickly as we have commitments to deal with this Saturday at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium when we face Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8.