SuperSport United's Reneilwe Letsholonyane gives Mamelodi Sundowns their due after Telkom Knockout win
Posted: 6 November 2016 Time: 10:40
Man of the Match Reneilwe Letsholonyane gave African champions Mamelodi Sundowns their due but says SuperSport United's battling spirit came to the fore on Saturday.
Ten-man SuperSport edged Sundowns 3-1 on penalties in the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals following a goalless 120 minutes of football at Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Stuart Baxter's side, who were largely outplayed by their Tshwane rivals, had to dig deep when Onismor Bhasera was dismissed in the 62nd minute.
"It was a difficult one," Letsholonyane told SuperSport TV.
"We knew that obviously they are a good team. They are African champions and we gave them the respect they deserved. But we knew when we got on to the field it's 11 against 11 and we have to give them a run for their money. And we did that, we went to penalties and we knew Ronwen [Williams] would save some of their penalties and we scored ours."
'Yeye' added: "We're a team that works hard. After we got a red card we knew we would still have to play 90 minutes and we did that. We fought until the last whistle and then with the penalties Ronwen saved us."
Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City are also in the last-four, with the draw to take place straight after Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars contest their quarter-final at Moses Mabhida Stadium today.