Barker bemoans cup defeat

2015-02-23 09:01
Steve Barker (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - AmaZulu coach Steve Barker was left struggling for answers after his side lost to second-tier side Golden Arrows in the Nedbank Cup on Friday night.

Read: Arrows shoot down Usuthu

The result leaves the Durban side with only their Premier League status to play for this season, the team currently lying nine points adrift at the foot of the table.

Usuthu took the lead through Bornwell Mwape, but Arrows hit back to win the game through a Mabuthi Khenyeza free-kick and a Roscoe Pietersen own goal.

"It’s very difficult. In our last five games we’ve been leading in four and can’t see it out," Barker said after the match.

"The free-kick and goal changed the momentum, and going into half-time at 1-1 instead of 1-0 just changed the momentum.

“Another own goal - when it’s really tough, things just don't go your way.

“At the end of the day they’re coming off a winning streak and we haven’t [won in seven games].

“I think they’ve learnt how to win and we’ve forgotten how to win," he said.

Read more on:    amazulu  |  psl  |  steve barker  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

25 October 2016
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
26 October 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.