Monama: The defeat by Swallows hurt

Black Leopards midfielder, Raymond Monama described their 2-5 defeat by Moroka Swallows on Friday night in the Absa Premiership match as one of the worst result of their 2011/12 league campaign.

Speaking to shortly after the encounter played at the Giyani stadium, the former MP Black Aces player said the heavy home defeat was unfortunate and a big setback to the club’s aspiration to retain to Absa Premiership status.

He said: “The loss came at the wrong time for us, by far one of the worst of the season. We let ourselves down and paid a heavy price for it. This loss hurts a lot because we started out so well and could have done better, but at the end our defending let us down and that is what cost us the game at the end of the day.

“There is not much we can do right now, it is done. We have to go back to the drawing board and work on our mistakes.”

The Limpopo-based will travel to BidVest Wits in their next league match and then travel to Jomo Cosmos and then finish it off with a home fixture against Ajax Cape Town on May 19.

With these three matches left in the season, the midfielder said for his team to be successful and survive the dreaded drop the side will have to play big and work as a team to archive their goals as the threat of Santos is still looming.

“We still in it and very much believe that we can do it,” says the 22 year old.

“Our last three games will need us to come together as a team and work extra hard, because Santos is still going to fight as well. It won’t be easy, but we believe we can do it. We have won some games in the past and we believe we can do it again in these last few games.”