The Students lost 4-0 to Absa Premiership Black Leopards in the round of last 32 at Thohoyandau Stadium.
Masehela was confident his side could surprise the Absa Premiership campaigners at their home stadium in the cup tie. The NWU team got off to a good start but were overpowered by Leopards’ experience.
“We came to learn and gain experience, from this campaign the boys will start to grow the game, they’ll learn a lot. I always tell them in South Africa we make football difficult. It is important to make it simple, that is how they will grow as players. My evaluation is the boys did well, just that they ran out of steam towards the end of the game,” said Masehela.