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Both Hunt and Seema are not happy with the standoff

In a recurring theme, SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt has once again blamed inexperience for dropping points against Sekhukhune United in a DStv Premiership match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday.

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Matsatsantsa a Pitori looked to have taken all three points when Bradley Grobler scored with three minutes remaining, but Chibuike Ohizu equalized on the stroke of full-time to secure a hard-fought point.

Hunt was not happy with his side’s failure to close shop as both teams shared the spoils in Tshwane. SuperSport are now sixth on the table, while Babina Noko remains in fourth place behind Orlando Pirates, Stellenbosch FC and champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

“I thought we had it (the game) and inexperience cost us again. We learn the hard way and that’s all we can do,” Hunt lamented after the match.

“We’re overachieving with some of these kids, but it’s costing us a lot of money, but we’re going to learn. They need to get better and they will get better. We will try to finish as high as possible and we still need to finish in the top four. Tonight would have been a big step forward, but we are learning as we go.”

Hunt and his attackers missed a chance to build on their victory over Royal AM in the last match. On Friday they play against cellar dwellers Cape Town Spurs.

Meanwhile, Sekhukhune coach Lehlohonolo Seema was more scathing in his assessment of the match.

“I think they (SuperSport) will take the 1-1 score, but for us I don’t think we can be proud of ourselves because from the first five minutes you could see that SuperSport was a team that played in moments, but we threatened all the time, but we didn’t take our chances,” he said.

“We knew we would score as soon as we calmed down and that’s how our goal came. What is painful is the way we conceded the goal and the timing of it. That is why I find it difficult to say that we are happy with this point.

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“Look how our striker scored, he had time to control and finish. That was what we had to do from the first minute, but we rushed all the time. SuperSport promised numbers but when we won the ball we made wrong decisions, but credit must be given to the players for not giving up. Giving in so late and coming back shows the team has character, but it was a difficult match.”