Absa Premiership

Johnson proud of 'resilient players' in Usuthu comeback

2017-10-23 12:54
Cavin Johnson (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Amazulu head coach Cavin Johnson lauded his sides resilience to overcome the title favorites Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 on Saturday evening.

On a rainy evening at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, the visitors came from a goal down to inflict the Brazilians second consecutive defeat in the Premiership this week.

Veteran forward pairing Siyabonga Nomvethe and Mabhuti Khenyeza each grabbed second-half goals to cancel out Thokozani Sekotlong's early strike.

And Johnson feels his Usuthu side showed their determination over the Champions of Africa as they needed the points more, having lost to Polokwane City in their mid-week encounter.

"Look I think the boys deserved it. We played a good game against a good team like Mamelodi Sundowns. They have very good players. In the first half we had our backs against the wall," Johnson told SuperSport TV.

"We lost a player very early, we had to shuffle a little bit, we played a right winger at right back. In the end they were winning 1-0 and we pushed the game. You're pushing, pushing and it works and then you're happy.

"We needed the three points more than Mamelodi Sundowns today. I'm glad the boys put in a shift, it works sometimes."

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