Absa Premiership

We gave 'Downs a run for their money, says Johnson

2017-02-22 10:12
Cavin Johnson (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson says that he is proud of his charges despite losing 2-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Brazilians edged Dikwena at the death as Khama Billiat scored a late winner in their midweek Absa Premiership clash at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

Johnson believes that “little technical mistakes” during the game was the reason for their defeat.

"I think we should have at least walked away with a point but it wasn't to be tonight. We are proud of the boys," Johnson said as quoted by KickOff.

"In the first-half the mistakes we made were little technical mistakes because they were just not pushing themselves in the right way, and sometimes it's just the personality of the player that you need to bring out.

The former SuperSport United mentor went on to say that his side gave Sundowns “a run for their money”.

"In the second-half they performed much better. I thought we deserved a little bit more and you mustn't forget we were playing against African champions and I thought we gave them a run for their money tonight.

“Although in saying that I think the bottom line is that we should have gone away with a point as well."

Sundowns next face Wits (kick off at 18:00) on Saturday while Stars will fight it out against Bloemfontein Celtic (kick off at 15:30).

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