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
"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.