Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana admits his side were second best in the MTN8 final but says the players need to lift their spirits for some crucial games ahead.
The Brazilians, so accustomed to winning titles and trophies in recent years, found themselves up against a rampant Wits side at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday and went down 3-0.
But with the final of the 2016 CAF Champions League coming up in two week’s against Zamalek (the first leg of a two-legged affair), there is no time for the Sundowns players to sit around licking their wounds, says Kekana.
The Bafana Bafana midfielder says: “The game was a very tough one. As Mamelodi Sundowns players we didn’t pitch up as we expected to.
“We need to learn from that. We lost to a very good team, Wits are a good team, they did their homework well.
“We need to lift up our heads up and try to learn from our mistakes. We gave the ball away on too many occasions. That was our downfall.
“We need to learn and move forward to our next game.”