Absa Premiership

Mosimane: Finishing cost us against Chiefs

2018-08-06 07:46
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Pitso Mosimane has claimed that Mamelodi Sundowns missed two clear opportunities to bury Kaizer Chiefs during Saturday's Absa Premiership 1-1 draw at Loftus Versfeld.

READ: Will this season in the ABSA Premiership be more exciting?

Amakhosi took the lead through Ramahlwe Mphahlele early on, but Masandawana equalised through a Ricardo Nascimento penalty.

There were chances at both ends for a winner, but neither side could add to their tally in the second-half.

“It was a tight game, difficult game, not easy,” Mosimane told SuperSport.

“They're a good team. We should've scored also (the winning goal).

“Thapelo Morena should have scored and Themba Zwane one-on-one towards the end.”

“It's too early. We didn't play as well as we always play. We had our chances. We had two chances we could've scored. That's all. It's early stages."

Mosimane had some words of encouragement for Lyle Lakay and Lebohang Maboe, who were each making their Sundowns debut.

"(Lakay) Very good, good energy. We just need to correct one or two things, so he can understand the way we play because he comes from an environment where they play different," the coach said.

"Lebo played five minutes but he shows he's a good player."

Sundowns will face Polokwane City in their next game at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday evening,

Kick-off is set for 19:30.


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