In an interview after the giant striker was awarded the Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament, he blamed “ill-luck” for the team’s disappointing campaign.
“I believe next season will be different and yield positive results if we keep the coach (Johan Neeskens). He has been trying all he can to bring the best out of the players, but we have been unfortunate. The Nebank Cup accolade has come as a bonus as I wasn’t chasing personal glory. While I’m excited at winning it, it is difficult to accept that we did not win anything as a team this past season.”
Sundowns finished the season fourth and lost the Nedbank finals 0-2 to Pretoria rivals, Supersport United on the last day of the 2011/12 season.