Mahamutsa saddened by defeat to Chiefs

2017-02-08 14:30
Rooi Mahamutsa (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Following their disappointing defeat to Kaizer Chiefs, Free State Stars defender Rooi Mahamutsa said it was a bitter pill to swallow.

Stars suffered a 3-1 loss to the Phefeni Glamour Boys in an Absa premiership clash at FNB Stadium on Tuesday night.

Mahamutsa reduced a three-goal deficit for Ea Lla Koto after Siphiwe Tshabalala, Bernard Parker and Willard Katsande put Chiefs into a comfortable lead.

The former Orlando Pirates man-marker said he was pleased with his team-mates’ efforts throughout the game but saddened by dropping three points.

"We really tried our best as a team throughout the game," said Mahamutsa.

"We knew Kaizer Chiefs is a very good team but we believed in ourselves from the first minute.

"I'm happy with the endless effort we've shown as a team.

"But unfortunately we didn't get the good results at the end of the day."

The 34-year-old defender also said he is grateful to be part of the side after being off-loaded by Pirates.

"Ngubo" as he is affectionately known within the South African football fraternity, vowed to give his full commitment to the Bethlehem-based outfit.

"I want to thank the management team and the coach for giving me another chance to play football."

"Obviously I have to contribute my 110% commitment to the team. I work here now.”


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