Johannesburg - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has lamented the state of the pitch at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium following his sides 3-1 loss against Enyimba in the CAF Champions League.
Having already booked their passage to the semi-finals of the competition, Masandawana fielded a second-string side against the Nigerian giants, but fell short after a brace by Mfon Udoh and a well-stuck freekick from Uche John condemned them to their first group defeat.
"In conditions like this we find it very difficult to play football," Mosimane told SuperSport. "We wish we had played on a proper pitch and we would have given you good football,"
The Chloorkop-based outfit struggled to get into their rhythym on the water-logged pitch, in addition to the rain that came pouring down during the encounter.
"We played well in patches, and if we weren't holding back Enyimba could have scored more. They had us in a corner," he added.
"I have to say the poor state of the pitch affected both sides, but we don't have the body to play this kind of game.
"Our guys are small and couldn't compete physically against Enyimba in these conditions.
"Enyimba had played in similar conditions when they hosted Zamalek. So, they were better prepared.
"We have never experienced this before," Mosimane concluded.