Absa Premiership

Mosimane blames fatigue for Baroka stalemate

2019-11-07 10:42
Pitso Mosimane
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane blamed fatigue after his side were held to goalless draw by Baroka FC in an Absa Premiership clash on Wednesday.

Masandawana could not break down a disciplined Baroka defensive unit with the defending league champions lacking their usual sharpness in the final third of the pitch.

Mosimane said the fact that his charges played 120 minutes in a penalty shoot-out victory against Chippa United on Sunday in the Telkom Knockout affected them.

"Difficult game for us, you could see we were not fresh," Mosimane told Supersport TV after Wednesday's stalemate.

"That 120 minutes took a little bit from us three days back and these guys weren't playing.

"They put pressure on us, they looked sharper. You could see that. But we tried.

"It's just that our execution wasn't right in the box in the first half, Ali [Meza] should've cracked the ball, Thapelo Morena had a two-v-one but passed too early."

The point leaves Sundowns seven points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs even though the Tshwane club have a game in hand.


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