Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is refusing to use fatigue as an excuse ahead of their clash with Zamalek in the first-leg of the CAF Champions League Final on October 15.
Mosimane was seemingly frustrated by the nature of his team's 3-0 defeat to Bidvest Wits in the recent MTN8 final, but won't place the blame on the recent hectic schedule of matches his team have faced.
The side from Chloorkop have barely had a break since the 2015/16 campaign, after taking part in the earlier rounds of the Champions League during the off-season.
Nonetheless, the 52-year-old was adamant Sundowns would not make excuses ahead of the first-leg clash with the White Knights later this month.
He told reporters: "We are showing that we are running a little bit out of steam - not getting to the second balls and tackles.
"Look, the Champions League is not that often. It takes many years to get there (to the final).
"We've been going for 15 months now but we knew about the programme so we are not complaining."