Jeremy Brockie of Supersport United challenged by Jean Kasusula of TP Mazembe during 2017 CAF Confederations Cup Final Supersport United training at TP Mazembe Stadium in Stade Kamalondo DRC on 19 November 2017 © Aubrey Kgakatsi /BackpagePix
Monday Nov 27, 2017. 14:00
In the wake of their CAF Confederation Cup 2-1 aggregate defeat to TP Mazembe, SuperSport United striker Jeremy Brockie says it hurts to lose the coveted title.
The New Zealand international expressed the club’s pain of being so close, but yet so far from lifting the trophy.
Brockie was looking to help the Tshwane giants and erase his personal failure to to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Although coach Eric Tinkler’s men were hoping to use their home advantage, they failed to score at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday night finished 0-0.
“It’s been a long journey, travelled all around Africa. It’s been an amazing experience and to get so close but so far hurts,” Brockie said.
“They are a well-structured side. They have some experienced players at the back and they did not give us too many opportunities to get a sniff at goal.
“It’s disappointing that we did not have a little bit more composure in the final third.
“We needed to play with more tempo at times. We could have penetrated more.”
The victory for the Ravens means they have successfully retained the trophy they lifted last year and coach Phamphile Mihayo has confirmed he wants to stay with the club for many nears.