Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo would trade award for victory over Platinum Stars
Posted: 27 September 2016 Time: 22:20
Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo wishes he could trade his Man of the Match award for a victory over Platinum Stars.
Pirates looked on course for three points and a return to the summit after striker Thabiso Kutumela broke the deadlock in the 76th minute at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday night.
However, fellow substitute Thobani Kunene equalised in stoppage time by heading home a corner in Soweto.
Mhlongo told SuperSport on receiving his prize: "I mean, I'm lost for words hey. I feel I could just trade this away for the three points because we worked so hard.
"To give it up in the last minute, is just heartbreaking but at the end of the day, this point will take us somewhere. We just have to keep on grinding and grinding. So now is just a break, the guys need to recuperate and come back stronger."
Mhlongo has impressed since reclaiming the number one jersey from Felipe Ovono at Mayfair, and vows to remain focused.
"All I can say, I just have to keep on working hard, praying hard, just keep on grinding. I think the results will show at the end of the day. I just have to keep on pushing, keep my feet on the ground, stay level-headed and move forward."
The Sea Robbers, who are a point behind log leaders Golden Arrows after four games, next visit Polokwane City at Peter Mokaba Stadium on October 16.