Absa Premiership

Mosimane praises Sundowns character in Arrows win

2018-09-20 10:56
Pitso Mosimane and Lebohang Maboe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says his side showed character to clinch a 1-0 win over Golden Arrows on a wet Wednesday evening in Durban.

READ: Celtic sale falls through due to huge R43 million SARS debt

Lebohang Maboe netted the only goal of the match at the Princess Magogo Stadium, as the Brazilians returned to winning ways to end a six match winless run in all competitions.

Mosimane admitted that his side were not at their best on the night, but was happy to walk away with the three points.

"Difficult game under those conditions, the wind was strong. We showed character, we survived a bit. We don't have to play pretty football sometimes to win. We earned it, we wanted it," Mosimane told Supersport.

"Four goals in two games and four points, it's good. Three clean sheets out of five games, it's not bad, it can get better, but it's ok. You cannot have everything, one step at the time, we survived, and we earned it.

"The players showed character today and in the last game, we scored three goals and they never gave up. They also showed character in that game because we had to fight for it in the end with 'Vila' (Sibusiso Vilakazi) scoring late.

"I'm happy the new boys are starting to score. Lebo (Maboe) scored today, Toni Silva has scored and Phaka (Phakamani Mahlambi) has also scored. Its promising, the new ones are getting there. It's not as rosy as we want it, we all know, but you can still win when you don't have pretty football sometimes."

Sundowns next face the high-flying Bloemfontein Celtic in an Absa Premiership clash on October 3 at the Dr. Petrus Molemela Stadium.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Free State Stars v Golden Arrows, Goble Park 19:30
Friday, 26 October 2018
Wits v Highlands Park, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 27 October 2018
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Maritzburg United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v AmaZulu, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Chippa United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Sisa Dukashe Stadium 20:15
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.