Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt says they can't make excuses after suffering defeat at the hands of Maritzburg United.
The Amakhosi slipped to 14th in the DStv Premiership standings after the defeat to Ernst Middendorp's Maritzburg, with Judas Moseamedi doing the damage once again.
"Disappointed with the result. I think they had two chances and they scored. But that's football. That's what's happening with us. I thought we had a lot of the play but obviously a little bit of lack of energy in the areas," the Amakhosi mentor told SuperSport TV.
"And obviously only having two central midfielders available so we couldn't change much. But it is what it is.
Hunt field the young duo of Darell Matsheke and Njabulo Blom in the middle of the park, but Hunt claims they have been affected by Covid-19.
"They gave a big effort on Tuesday. We couldn't change it because we didn't have anything else. But we can't make excuses. Everyone's in the same boat with Covid. We've got to be tougher, bigger, stronger. I thought for both goals we were a little bit weak. Is it really a 2-0 nil game? But it's 2-0. That's what it is.
"The second one's a throw-in. The ball's bouncing in the box and he's controlled it. The ball should never be bouncing in the box. Not at this level. And the seonnd one, it's been cleared and the ball's been played back into the ruck. You've got to defend those situations better.
"We've got a lot of games. We're getting more and more depleted so we've got to be very careful."