Absa Premiership

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.

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