Cape Town –
SuperSport United coach Gordon Igesund was relieved to see his side come out victorious against Polokwane City in their last 16 Telkom Knockout encounter.
KickOff, Matsatsansta found themselves in a slump of late having lost three PSL
games and drawing two with their first victory coming against Orlando Pirates
in their opening fixture back in August.
The former Bafana
Bafana coach deems that the 2-1 victory against Rise and Shine will put his side's 2015/16 campaign right back on track.
"It was a tough game for us tonight,
going down to ten men for fifty minutes or so wasn’t going to be easy,” confessed
"But the guys showed their character and commitment and the
passion and desire to go out there and win.
"Like I said before, we just needed
this one win under our belt to get things going and what a better way to do I
“Credit to our players, they worked very very hard. With ten
men against a team like this who move the ball around and pass it, we kept our
shape nicely and did not give them any chances, and towards the end we got them
shooting from distance, so I was very pleased with the players."
Thuso Phala gave the defending champions the best possible start as he showed great determination to open the scoring but his strike was soon canceled out by Puleng Tlolane.
SuperSport regained the advantage through Dove Wome shortly before the half hour mark but would go into half-time with 10 men after a moment of madness from Bradley Grobler.