Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso
Mosimane cut a frustrated figure after his side were held to a 1-1 draw
at Bidvest Wits but also admitted it was a fair result.
The Brazilians took the lead at Moses Mabhida Stadium thanks to
Gaston Sirino, but Gift Motupa levelled matters to salvage a point for
the Clever Boys.
The result leaves Masandawana nine points behind Absa Premiership
leaders Kaizer Chiefs, leaving Mosimane frustrated that his charges
missed a chance to close the gap further.
"Ja, a point is fair hey. Okay, we could have scored, 'Mshishi'
[Themba Zwane] could have scored, I don't know who else missed the
sitter, [Motjeka] Madisha hit the post, it's one of those you know,"
Mosimane told SuperSport TV.
"But I guess we played a very good team, it's a strong team, if you
look at the team and the way it has been for the last six, seven years
we are happy with a point away even though we wanted to win. We could
have won, we missed the chances. I think it's a good point."
Asked about Wits' equaliser, Mosimane added: "It's written, my player
[Lyle Lakay], I mean Deon Hotto is left-footed, he doesn't even have a
right foot, he tried to shoot here with a right-foot and the ball went
the other way.
"But you know [the] players, they are not listening. I told Lyle, he
[Deon Hotto] is only left-footed. [Sifiso] Hlanti is left-footed, he's
never kicked with his right, the same as him and you can say the same
with [Tebogo] Langerman, he's left and he doesn't kick with the right as
"I mean it's basic principle but he says, "oh, he went a little bit
to the right", I said, "no, he has to drop a shoulder, what do you think
he's going to do?" and then he brought the ball [cross] there.
"But I don't want to put it on him [Lakay] for not blocking him
[Hotto] there, also Madisha knew, when the guy is left-footed there, he
also knows that Hotto is left-footed, so why [did] he let him stay
behind him? So it's a collective mistake and a powerful cross and a good
header, so Denis [Onyango] cannot stop that."
- TeamTalk Media