Lamontville Golden Arrows coach Lehlohonolo Seema is happy after his team drew 1-1 with Mamelodi Sundowns in the first leg of the MTN8 semi-final at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont, Durban, on Saturday. 
Abafana Bes’thende were the first to score through Sikhanyiso Dlamini in the sixth minute and Pavol Safranka equalised for the Brazilians five minutes from full time. 
“I’m happy with one thing that as Golden Arrows we kept shape and that you could see they were pressing us very high. We managed to get a goal,” Seema remarked. 
“We could have been 2-0 up before half time. We couldn’t convert. One thing I’m happy about is that tactically we were sound.” 
Sundowns co-coach Rulani Mokwena, meanwhile, is satisfied with the mentality shown by his players, especially when they were trailing. 
“A spirited come back, a spirited demonstration of the mentality that we possess in the team. Of course, it’s not easy to start the match and be immediately on the back foot,” Mokwena said. 
The two sides are going to meet in the second leg in Pretoria in less than a month’s time. 

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