Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane said his team "earned" their 1-0 victory over Polokwane City in their Absa Premiership contest on Saturday.
Masandawana dominated most of the game but wasted some glorious chances and it took an 86th minute strike by substitute Sibusiso Vilakazi to settle the match.
The home team should have been out of sight at halftime after missing some good chances but eventually collected maximum points.
Mosimane said after the game: "We earned it. I'm happy with 1-0. I don't have to say anything. They were stubborn, they didn't crack.
"The goalkeeper was unbelievable. But it was tough for us, let’s be honest but we earned the victory tonight.
"We missed a lot of chances that's why, Pitso (Sphelele Mkhulise) had two alone there.
"We were so anxious to score, but we push and push and broke the ice until the hinges came out."
Mosimane also spoke about his team's hectic schedule over the festive period as they have to do duty in the Caf Champions League with a match in Algeria on 27 December.
The Sundowns mentor said: "We leave on Monday, we'll try to have a Christmas with the boys in Algiers so we don't know how we going to do it.
"We probably going to do it with the embassy to give ourselves something. But what a game.
"I'm happy they had the legs. I thought they won't have the legs after the Wits game."