Pitso proud of battling 'Downs

2015-03-16 09:18
Pitso Mosimane (Supplied)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane had plenty positives to take away from his side's 1-0 victory over TP Mazembe in the CAF Champions League.

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Mosimane's men will take a one-goal advantage into the second leg in a fortnight's time, thanks to Khama Billiat's 86th-minute goal at Loftus Versfeld.

What pleased the coach most was his side's strong finish, having made an indifferent start to the clash on Saturday evening.

“We didn't start well in the first 10-15 minutes,” Mosimane said.

“But I understand, this team has no experience of playing in Champions League; it was their first encounter playing against a big team.

“But what am happy about is that we finished strongly. We showed superiority in numbers and at the end we controlled the game. I think the team is becoming more matured.”

Mosimane also reserved special praise for the match officials, who he felt officiated the clash with professionalism.

He added: “The time has changed. The referees are strong and not afraid anymore. They give yellow cards, they gave my players yellow cards.

“I hope we get the same thing in Lubumbashi.”

Next up for Sundowns is a Premiership clash at home to Chippa United on Wednesday night, before a trip to Platinum Stars in the Nedbank Cup a few days later.


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