Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane was happier with the
performance than the result as they shared the spoils with Orlando Pirates in a
goalless draw on Saturday.
The Brazilians maintained their unbeaten start to the Absa
Premiership campaign as the stalemate at Loftus Versfeld took them within two
points of the top three.
It was a tight affair in Tshwane as the two title rivals
matched one another in every department, and Mosimane was happy to stop the
Buccaneers from dominating proceedings.
But the 54-year-old was less pleased with the outcome of the
game as he felt Sundowns did enough to nick all three points in front of their
"Obviously when you play at home, you want to
win," Mosimane said after the match. "Are we disappointed with the
"I think we played well to be honest. We played a very
good team. We played a team that always dominates everybody. We didn't want to
allow that. We had to press them from the top.
"The most important thing was to close spaces and not
allow them to play because they're very good. They're a good team so we closed
space for them to play.
"They always have parties. We don't want to allow
parties at Loftus. We are a strong team and we are a good team, they can't just
do what they have been doing.
"Credit to Pirates coach Micho Sredojevic, he has done
very well. You can see that the team is very good. It was pound for pound and
we came out well.
"I wasn't happy with the result, but I am not unhappy
with the play. The boys played well. They fought. You can't just allow teams to
play the way they play. No. This is Mamelodi Sundowns."