Absa Premiership

Pitso: Highlands were tough to break down

2019-10-24 09:06
Pitso Mosimane
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns boss Pitso Mosimane was pleased with the way his team handled the physical battle against Highlands Park on Wednesday.

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The Brazilians struggled to break down a stubborn Highlands outfit at Lucas Moripe Stadium, but they were finally rewarded for their determination as Mauricio Affonso found the back of the net in the 90th minute to clinch three points with a 1-0 scoreline.

Mosimane admits the Lions of the North are formidable and provided a stern test for his charges, who squandered a few opportunities before settling matters late on.

"I think it's a tough team to play against and I don't remember anybody scoring more than two goals against Highlands, they’ve got the body and the physique, they have the will to fight you," Mosimane told SuperSport TV.

"But how many chances did we get? Kekana missed alone, Thapelo missed in the second minute, he missed again there and Themba Zwane missed - I think we deserved it.

"We hit the post twice I think and it's tough, okay we didn't expect it to come to be honest. That's the beauty of football. You wait and it comes at the end. So, we did well, it's good behaviour or character of a championship team. We are a championship team."

Sundowns next face Kaizer Chiefs in an Absa Premiership clash on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 15:30.


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