Black Leopards head coach Dylan Kerr says his players allowed Cape Town City to bully them during the 2-0 defeat on Wednesday night.
It was the first time that City managed a win at the Thohoyandou Stadium since Leopards’ promotion in 2018.
Lidoda Duvha suffered their sixth loss of the season in 11 matches.
“We let Cape Town City bully us, we were bullied in the first half,” said Kerr after the game.
“A few things were said at half time basically about momentum, work ethic, about keeping the ball better and making sure that when they get the ball we deal with them and second half it was a different story. Had we scored I think we could have won the game, but unfortunately we didn’t convert one of the four attempts we had,” he said.
Meanwhile, City coach Jan Olde Riekerink saw his side jump to the top five in the DStv Premiership log.
“I knew before that it was going to be a difficult match because Cape Town City had never won against Black Leopards so that was also a big challenge. First half we played very well I think we deserved two or three goals more, but I think in the second half Black Leopards came back into the game and fought,” said Olde Riekerink.
Leopards will host Chippa United in the next match on Saturday while City will host Arrows on Sunday.
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By Ofhani Munyai