Mandla Ncikazi is disappointed after his team Lamontville Golden Arrows were bundled out of the Nedbank Cup by neighbours AmaZulu at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont on Saturday evening.
Usuthu beat Abafana Bes’thende 5-4 on penalties after the two Durban sides played to a 1-1 draw in two hours of football.
Lehlohonolo Majoro equalised for Usuthu during added time after Michael Gumede had given Arrows the lead in the 14th minute.
“I’m disappointed with the result, not with the performance. I thought the first half performance was enough to give us the result,” Arrows coach Ncikazi said.
Ncikazi added that there’s a lesson that they must learn from the Usuthu match.
“We must turn the possession dominance into goals. We dominated in the first half and I don’t think we were poor in the second half. They scored in the last minute and that mentally affected our players. I understand their disappointment, I feel for them. I wish they recover from this,” said Ncikazi.