Pitso: Celtic were stubborn

2015-08-06 10:30
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane deems that his side tried to overcome Bloemfontein Celtic but they were too stubborn.

The Chloorkop side were eliminated from the MTN8 Cup in a penalty shoot-out at the Lucas Moripe Stadium as Celtic reigned supreme after hard fought comeback.

According to Soccer Laduma, Mosimane claims that Celtic kept coming at them despite Sundowns creating a number of opportunities to win the game.

"They're stubborn, they can afford to play this type of game and we have to play and we have to go forward and try and win," Mosimane said.

"We pushed, we finally got our goal but we never kept the game, they came back more stronger after we scored.

It took the Brazilians 105 minutes to rattle the back of Celtic's net - Langerman delivered a great cross down the left flank to find Fiston Razak Abdul who finished with ease.

Phunya Sele Slele bounced back from a set-piece and found an equaliser through Musa Bilankulu.

The match then had to be decided on penalties which Celtic won 4-2.

"Credit to them [Celtic], they hung in there, they played the same way when we lost 5-0, they just keep hanging in there."


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