Absa Premiership

Mosimane: Shell Cup win means nothing

2018-07-21 19:10
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has played down the significance of his side's 2-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs in the inaugural Shell Helix Ultra Cup.

Sundowns opened the scoring through Jeremy Brockie in the 53rd minute before a stoppage time Themba Zwane strike doubled their advantage. Bernard Parker pulled back a late consolation goal, but Masandawana had all but secured victory by then. 

"I'm very impressed with the discipline of the game and the tactical organisation of the game," said Mosimane in his post-match interview, broadcasted on SABC 1. He credited his fringe players for stepping up and taking the opportunity he handed to them. 

However, Mosimane insisted that Masandawana cannot yet afford to get carried away. 

"All in all, we cannot be too boastful. This is a pre-season cup. This doesn't mean anything," he said. 

The only gripe which Mosimane mentioned with his side's performance was the late stoppage time header which they conceded from a corner. 

"I'm disappointed with the goal. It should have been 2-0 to be honest. [It was a] lack of concentration," he said. 

"But all in all, it's good to have everybody getting a run. It doesn't mean nothing. This cup doesn't mean nothing [sic]. There are important cups to come."

 

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