Cape Town - Jomo Cosmos manager Jomo Sono believes his side deserved more from their Telkom Knockout clash against Maritzburg United on Friday, despite a first-half red card.
Ezenkosi's poor start to the season continued as they were knocked out of the cup competition in the first round after falling to a 2-1 defeat.
However, Sono is convinced his side was desperately unlucky to lose a game he feels they dominated, and admitted the first-half red card for Thato Sithole played a part in the result.
"It's not easy to come away and play with nine [outfield] men, especially in a cup game," he said after the game. "But I thought my team played well even though were one man down."
The 60-year-old coach also felt the penalty given against his side in the 56th minute for handball after the ball hit the Cosmos defensive wall from a free-kick was harsh.
"I didn't see the penalty properly but I thought it hit him on the chest; I thought if the referee had given us an opportunity.
"Sometimes we get confused with the rules. We don't know whether it's ball-to-hand or hand-to-ball, but we gave it our best shot and I think it will give us an opportunity to concentrate on the league."