Khama Billiat says he was happy to still be standing after a tough 3-1 win away to Polokwane City on Wednesday evening.
Cards were dished out all over as Rise & Shine finished with 10 men; this after substitute Edgar Manaka was shown a straight red for a studs-up challenge on Billiat.
The Zimbabwean was kicked throughout, but still set up two goals for Leonardo Castro to walk away with Man of the Match honours.
a�?It was a tough game a�� they know how to play football,a�? Billiat told SuperSport after the game. a�?They know how to keep shape and ita��s difficult to find spaces. So credit to them, but we stuck to the plan and collected three points, which is important.a�?
Asked about the physical nature of the game, Billiat played it cool.
a�?You always expect that when youa��re playing with the big boys at the back,a�? he added. a�?Theya��re very tough, but thank God I can still manage to stand here.a�?