Pitso praises ref's performance

2015-04-13 11:23
Pitso Mosimane (Supplied)

Cape Town - Following his side's emphatic 2-0 Nedbank Cup win over Mpumalanga Black Aces on Sunday, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane took time out to praise the referee.

Read: 'Downs, Chiefs clash get venue change

Goals from Teko Modise and Themba Zwane saw the Brazilians safely in to the semi-finals of the competition, but it was the performance of official Robert Smith that caught Mosimane's eye.

"We also have to congratulate the ref, the truth of the matter is he was on the game," said Mosimane.

"I haven't seen Smith play so well for a long time. He showed he is a very good ref. You think we are saying this because we won, but he was very good today.

"I think the linesman missed two offside calls, but maybe I'm wrong. I can also be wrong."

The reaction comes just days after the former Bafana Bafana coach blasted the officials in the club's 1-1 draw against the same opponents in the Premiership.

In that fixture, Bongani Zungu thought he'd scored the winner in injury time only for the goal to be ruled out.

Mosimane was pleased this game remained incident free and praised his side for dominating from the outset.

"From the minute we started to the last minute there was no difference. We were dominant and offensive," he added.

"We know we have the personnel to win the game and once you play patient and build-up, you saw it against Platinum Stars in Rustenburg, it's no luck.

"I have to congratulate the Black Aces coach, they always give us problems.

"Ngoma on the left and right, Mbesuma is a top player, he holds the ball, we have to make sure Alje covers him well.

"I am happy that we did what we are supposed to do and there is no drama. When there is no drama and everything is okay you see Sundowns come out."

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  cup  |  nedbank  |  pitso mosimane  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

26 October 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
29 October 2016
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
Ajax Cape Town v SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Bloemfontein Celtic v Wits, Dr. Molemela Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.