By Isaac Ndou
JOHANNESBURG: Ubuntu Cape Town coach Richard Casey Prince was full of praise for his players for their marvellous Nedbank Cup run.
The Cape Town based club ended their Nedbank Cup run on Saturday after exiting the competition at the hands of Free State Stars via the penalty shootout.
Ubuntu Cape Town played out a 1-1 draw with Ea lla Koto after extra time and lost 4-2 in the penalty shootout. They had beaten two top flight teams Polokwane City and AmaZulu to get to the quarter-finals and put up a fight against Stars, something which Prince was impressed with despite their exit.
“They were so tremendous, they battled so hard and obviously we shouldn’t have given up a goal in the last part of the first half, it was just a silly time to give up a goal. Going into halftime 1-0 up would have a much better position to be in,” he said.
“But man, I mean my guys are so tremendous, like they are such warriors and they are such battlers. I’m just so proud of them,” pondered the coach after the game.
Casey Prince will hope his boys can transfer their Nedbank Cup run form to the National First Division and avoid relegation to the ABC Motsepe League as they currently sit on 15th position with 6 games left to play in the season.