Following their disappointing Nedbank Cup exit on the hands of SuperSport
United over the weekend, Kaizer Chiefs skipper Itumeleng Khune says it was a
bitter pill to swallow as they anticipated winning through to the semi-finals
of the competition.
suffered a 5-3 loss on penalties - after playing to a 1-all stalemate after
regulation time - to Matsatsantsa in the quarter-finals of the R7m
competition at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
29-year-old shot stopper said the Phefeni Glamour Boys will now switch
focus to the Absa Premiership in pursuit of the championship title to avoid another
trophy-less season at Naturena.
also extended his apologies to the Amakhosi faithful who went to the iconic
stadium in their numbers to rally behind the Glamour Boys on the night.
it’s very sad for me to win the man of the match accolade while on the losing
side,” Khune lamented.
was a lottery of penalty shootouts and I failed to save even one penalty. It’s
also sad for us to lose and get eliminated from the competition.
is a bitter pill to swallow and it really dashed our winning momentum.
thanks to the supporters who came in numbers. They were the driving force
behind our 14 game unbeaten run. So we’ll keep pushing and shift our focus to
do our best to bring back the smiles to their faces.
will face Cape Town City FC in their Absa Premiership clash at the Cape Town Stadium
is at 19:30.