Absa Premiership

Leopards wanted it more - Mungomeni

2015-06-01 12:29
Luvhengo Mungomeni (Supplied)

Thohoyandou - Moroka Swallows defender Luvhengo Mungomeni has admitted that he was not surprised to see his side losing their do-or-die PSL and NFD relegation/promotion playoffs encounter to Black Leopards on Sunday.

Lidoda Duvha sent Swallows packing from top flight football with a 1-0 win at the Thohoyandou Stadium, thanks to a thunderbolt from Roggert Nyundu.

In an exclusive interview with Sport24, the 30-year-old man marker said despite losing to Leopards, they witnessed an entertaining clash on the day.

“We have seen it and witnessed a great game of football despite us not winning,” said Mungomeni.

“I believe that the team that was the most hungry won the game.

“I think Black Leopards showed that they were more willing to win than us, which is why they walked out victorious in the end.

“And again their supporters were all out to make sure that the team must beat us.

“Leopards were hungrier than Swallows on the day and I’m sure that everyone could see that.

“To me it’s not a surprise that we lost this match and congratulations to Leopards, they deserved it.”

A loss for Swallows meant that they will be playing for pride when they face Jomo Cosmos in their last playoffs game.

Cosmos will be looking for a win to book their PSL spot next season, but “Papi” hinted that they will be all-out to cause an upset over Ezinkosi.

“Yes for the sake of our pride we have to win against Cosmos,” insisted Mungomeni.

“It’s true that there won’t be anything at stake for us except pride.

“But we’ll only be playing for a club emblem which will be important for the team because as far as our pride is concerned, it’s not over yet.”

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