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
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
“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.