Head Coach Gavin Hunt has labeled Kaizer Chiefs' shock Nedbank Cup exit to minnows Richards Bay by 2-1 as "embarrassing" after a number of fringe players failed to perform at the FNB Stadium on Sunday.
Amakhosi were reduced to ten men in the 64th minute as Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya was sent off with the visitors scoring in the 91st minute during stoppage time to defeat Chiefs.
A disappointed Hunt said that Chiefs' performance was embarrassing after they failed to capitalise on their numerous chances.
"The first word that comes to mind is embarrassing," Hunt told SuperSport post-match. "On a personal level I don't think I've ever lost to a first division side in my 26, 27 years.
"So it's embarrassing from that perspective, but they got a lifeline and we had so many opportunities and you've got to score when you play these teams like Richards Bay.
"You've got to score first and they got the upper hand but I still thought we should have had enough.
"We committed two bad errors at the back but in saying that you've got to take a good long look and you can't be delusional about these things.
There's a lot but I don't want to say too much."
Hunt added that he had warned his side against any complacency in going up a team from the lower ranks as it could potentially cause an upset.
"I warned them the entire week building up to this game against any complacency and we had numerous chances in the first-half, but we just didn't make the final ball count.
"Even when we went down to ten men we still had numerous chances and you've got to do better."
"If you give a few players a chance to play and they end up proving me right in why they haven't been playing that's why we were forced into making early changes.
"But then the ones we brought on have also got to do better."
Chiefs next welcome Benni McCarthy's AmaZulu to the FNB Stadium in a league clash on Wednesday, 17 February.
Kick-off is at 15:00.