Nkosi salutes soaring Stars

2016-05-17 13:01
Ayanda Nkosi (Gallo Images)

Bethlehem - Despite losing to Orlando Pirates in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals, Free State Stars striker Ayanda Nkosi remains proud of his team-mates fighting spirit but insists that Ea Lla Koto left it too late to fight back.

Stars were eliminated from the Ke Yona competition after suffering a 4-2 defeat at the Goble Park Stadium on Saturday.

Nkosi was on target for Stars alongside Lucky Mohomi while the Buccaneers scored courtesy of Mohomi’s own goal, Thamsanqa Gabuza and a brace from Luvuyo Memela.

The 23-year-old said Stars only fought back after they had a two goal deficit to overcome and it did not work according to their plan on the day.

“We were having a great game until we made a couple of mistakes.” Nkosi lamented.

“And those mistakes eventually coasted us the game but I’m glad to say that our team fought back in the second-half.

“We fought violently and it’s sad because we didn’t get the results but it’s football it happens.

“I feel that we only woke up when we were 2-0 down and it was then when we realised that we are playing a cup game.

“And it doesn’t matter which team is on form when it comes to cup games.”

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