Cape Town - The reigning PSL champions defeated the struggling Kwazulu Natal based outfit 1-0 at the Moses Mabhida stadium on Tuesday courtesy of a Cuthbert Malajila strike shortly after the interval.
Following the crucial win over AmaZulu, Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Bongani Zungu has heaped praise on his side's head coach, Pitso Mosimane.
Zungu singled out the tactical awareness of Pitso Mosimane, who’s tactics of closing down Usuthu’s attacking play ensured the Brazilians came away from the contest with all three points and kept up their chase of league leaders Kaizer Chiefs.
“Ben 10” admitted that the Brazilians went to the game being aware that AmaZulu will be going all out to break down their defence using their dangerous strike partnership Bonginkosi Ntuli and Bongani Ndulula, forcing Mosimane to implement extra defensive tactics.
“They have approached us using a very different team.” Zungu told Sport24.
“We knew that they will attack us using the two strikers, Bongi Ntuli and Ndulula.
“So the coach said I should play in front of our defence just to help out absorb their pressure.
“But he also told me that I should also play my game, not just focus on marking.
“I’m very happy that we won and got all the three points because we worked hard as a team.”
The win over AmaZulu saw the Brazilians cut Chiefs' lead to 10 points with the defending PSL champions having one game in hand over the Glamour Boys.
Sundowns rose to second place on the PSL table, level on points with Bidvest Wits but having a superior goal difference.