'We won because we were written off'


Matsatsantsa demolished the double Treble winners 3-0 courtesy of Ashley Hartog, Clifford Mulenga and Mabhuti Khenyeza’s goals; this after Benni McCarthy was sent off just before the break.

"We were determined. I think the most important thing coming here is that we were written off. I mean, if you watched that show on Monday night is was like we never had a chance here," Hunt says.

"So that was the motivation to the players. One commentator was on that Monday night show he really motivated the players, so it was good for us.

"But the game was tough, they are a top side, they won six trophies in the last two years, so it was not going to be easy, but we knew we had a chance because we never conceded at home. One goal here was always going to be good for us," Hunt continues.

The coach says he is pleased with the way his side performed, and insists Matasatsantsa were the better side in all three matches they played in seven days against Pirates.

"I though we played very well in all three games. It was very difficult but I thought we produced a very good performance. We played some good football at times.

"We are through, that's the most important thing. It was very difficult to play the three games, let's hope it bodes well for the season," Hunt says.

Hunt's counterpart at Pirates, Augusto Palacios, says referee Robert Smith decided the outcome; but Hunt disagrees, saying his side was value for their win as they dominated the home side from start to finish.

"No we played well ... No, I don't think human nature I thought we played well today," Hunts says.

"Obviously the game opened up in the end and that's what the game is all about. We lost to Pirates last year in the 95th minute, same thing, when it comes to football. We played well I think."