Khumalo: Usuthu were unlucky against SuperSport

Gamphani Lungu of Supersport United challenged by Sandile Khumalo of AmaZulu during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 match between Supersport United and AmaZulu at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Pretoria on 05 March 2022 Β©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

AmaZulu FC defender Sandile Khumalo feels that luck wasn’t on their side in their defeat to SuperSport United over the weekend.

Usuthu saw their four-match unbeaten run across all competitions come to an end when they lost 2-0 to Matsatsantsa in a DStv Premiership match at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

The KwaZulu-Natal giants create several goalscoring opportunities which they failed to convert in an encounter that was played in the nation’s capital, Pretoria.

“We played well. It is just that we didn’t have luck in front of goal, so that we could score goals and get the three points,” Khumalo said.

“We have to make sure that when we get goalscoring opportunities we take them because we played well on Saturday. The only problem is that we didn’t take our chances.”

Andre De Jong and Bonginkosi Ntuli both hit the woodwork, before the latter was denied by goalkeeper Ronwen Williams from the penalty spot.

“The technical team did say that we played well, the only issue was that we didn’t have the luck in front of goal,” Khumalo, who played the entire match, continued.

“They only had two chances and they came from our mistakes, and they scored.”

Two goalkeeping errors by Veli Mothwa led to AmaZulu conceding twice against the Tshwane giants and Khumalo made it clear that they share the blame as a team.

“We cannot put the blame on him for the mistakes. We were all at fault, he knows that what happened on Saturday was all at fault as a team and that we all make mistakes,” he added.

“It is now up to us to ensure that we don’t drop our heads. We have to focus on the next game.”

AmaZulu will take on Algerian giants ES Setif in their fourth CAF Champions League Group B game at Stade du 5 Juillet 1962 in Algeria on Saturday.