Kaizer Chiefs played Cape town City in the Telkom Knockout game in Cape town yesterday.
The clash at Cape Town Stadium went to penalties after the two sides were deadlocked at 1-1 after 120 minutes.
However, Amakhosi looked to be on the brink of defeat for most of the encounter until a late equaliser from substitute, Samir Nurkovic.
Kaizer Chiefs coach impressed by team’s mentality
This was after they were left to rue a missed penalty, taken by Daniel Cardoso in the first half, which was quickly followed by a goal at the other end by Kermit Erasmus.
After staging another comeback, coach Ernst Middendorp hailed his side’s winning mentality.
“This is the pleasure of this current bunch of winners, a team that has a certain mentality, not to give up even when we’re down.
“Okay, keep the structure, keep the gear up, good. It’s not the first time [coming back from a losing position], it’s several times, with a little bit [of luck] here and there, we could have made it in 90 minutes already.
“I don’t want to be impolite but I think the way of using tactical fouls, suffering two injuries not out of… the opponents were involved. Good, Benni [McCarthy] is a respectful human being and a respectful coach, I think fantastic future. But realistically, it was a tough game, definitely a lot of duels and challenges but from both sides. This is a character of a cup game.”