Johannesburg - Pitso Mosimane reckons Mamelodi Sundowns delivered a determined
effort against Ajax Cape Town, but felt Downs' fans deserved the credit
for last week Friday's win.
According to the Football411.com website, a wonder-strike in the dying seconds of extra-time from Tebogo
Langerman earned the Brazilians a 1-0 victory over the Urban Warriors
and a place in the Nedbank Cup last-16.
The Chloorkop Cheeseboys were in full-cry at the Cape Town
Stadium, with Mosimane most appreciative of his Pretoria outfit's
"Our supporters drove us to victory, and we are grateful to them
for the way they carried themselves," the Downs coach told the club's
official website. The way they kept singing the entire match kept us in
it and gave us belief going forward.
"This is what we need, actually this is what football needs
because players are more motivated when the 12th man is on form. Our
victory is dedicated to our supporters.
"Ajax gave us a run for our money, but we had a huge advantage
over them in the stands. We out-numbered and out-sang them, which is
where I believe the match was won."
Mosimane had hoped to rest a few of his stars in Cape Town, but
the former Bafana Bafana tactician claimed his players were having none
"Seeing that we have been playing back-to-back matches in the
league, I was tempted to change the team a little bit, in order to rest a
couple of players but the players told me that they didn't need the
"I must take off my hat to them too, because they really proved that they wanted to win for the club."