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Bidvest Wits' Bongani Khumalo disappointed with defeat to Cape Town City

Posted: 3 December 2016 Time: 10:38

Bidvest Wits defender Bongani Khumalo said it was heartbreaking to concede a stoppage-time goal in a 3-2 defeat to title rivals Cape Town City on Friday night.

Khumalo was on target as Wits twice came from behind against the City Boyz, who ultimately prevailed when Lebogang Manyama completed his brace at the death at Bidvest Stadium.

A second straight defeat leaves the Students in third place on the Absa Premiership table with 20 points from 10 games - four points shy of pace-setting City but with two matches in hand.

Khumalo told SuperSport TV: "It's a tough one to swallow, it's a cruel game. Obviously 1-0 down we did well to come back. We came out in the second half and had three unbelievable chances and we haven't taken them which is unfortunate, but at least we're creating chances. But to concede in the last minute again is just heartbreaking and it is something we need to sort out and make sure we see games through.

"It's what we don't want, it is the last thing we needed. I think today [Friday] worst case for us would have been a draw looking at the balance of the game. Unfortunately we weren't able to do that. We just have to move on, regroup and come back stronger because we can't afford to drop points."

The former Bafana Bafana captain added: "We can't be conceding this many goals in a game first of all and we can't be conceding goals like that as well, especially in the last minute. We need to be strong enough to see games through. If we improve that we might have a chance. We've dropped points and we need to catch up."

Article by: Staff Reporter
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