Mike Mangena praise for Nedbank Ke Yona team's second half display vs SuperSport United
Posted: 4 September 2016 Time: 17:28
Nedbank Ke Yona team coach Mike Mangena says it was a game of two halves against SuperSport United, and says nerves resulted in conceding the only goal of the match.
The Ke Yona team put out a good fight to deny Matsatsanta a big-margin victory, as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the Sinaba Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Mario Booysen netted the only goal of the match in the fourth minute, and Mangena feels the players "butterflied" resulted in a lapse of concentration.
"Everytime we play this [Nedbank Ke Yona Challenge] game, we lose it in the first 20 minutes," Mangena told SuperSport TV after the match.
"It's because of the butterflies in their stomachs. Understand where these guys are coming from, but I feel this was one time where we had the biggest chance to win."
Mangena added that once the nerves had settled, the team started to show their potential as they created a few chances of their own.
"If you look at how the boys played, they gave their all. There were those that were scared but when we came out [in the second half] the boys were stronger," he added.
"You could see it was a game of two halves. In the second half, we took the game to SuperSport and we created quite a number of chances, but unfortunately it was not to be."