Nyasha Mushekwi says that even down to 10 men, Free State Stars still proved a tough nut to crack following the Nedbank cup semi-final clash on Saturday
Ea Lla Koto headed into the Lucas Moripe Stadium with the under dogs tag, and their evening was made even more challenging after Dove Wome was sent off after 19 minutes for a reckless challenge on Esrom Nyandoro.
The Brazilians then wasted no time in making the most of their numerical advantage, with Richard Henyekane firing home in the 26th minute, before Mushekwi doubled their tally just after the half-hour mark.
However, Mushekwi feels even after the sending off Stars still continued to press Downs, and that credit is due to the side for their impressive work rate.
“It was a tough game. They were down to 10 men, but they continued to push,” he said after the game.
When asked what the mood in the Downs camp would be like now, he added: “It’s working out - hard work, the coach giving us confidence. We are just hoping we come away with something at the end.”
Sundowns will face either SuperSport United or AmaZulu in the final, with the two sides set to contest their last-four encounter at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday afternoon.