Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane admits he didn't
anticipate his team losing 3-2 against Golden Arrows in the Absa Premiership on
The Brazilians opened the scoring through Thapelo Morena
just before the half-time break, but the hosts soon took control with Danisa
Phiri levelling matters before Knox Mutiza put Abafana Bes'thende ahead and
followed it up with a third via the penalty spot. Andile Jali pulled one back
for the travellers but it wasn't enough.
Mosimane was disappointed with the result and the conditions
underfoot at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.
"As I said difficult game, what can you say difficult
conditions for both teams obviously. Ja, the biggest mistake by our number one
goalkeeper [Denis Onyango], it happens, it's the conditions," Mosimane
told SuperSport TV.
"He applied the wrong technique and the ball bounced
differently but it's okay, we accept [defeat].
"We tried to get the speed behind, that change helped
us, that's why 'Vila' [Vilakazi] managed to go through on the right once or
twice. I though [Divine] Lunga could've been booked on that foul because the
referee spoke to him three times.
"I thought the third time he was going to book him, but
he didn't, it's okay. We got the goal, we could've scored another one in the
last minute, to be honest, but it's OK, it's difficult conditions, a difficult
game for us. Ja, I never thought we'll lose this game."
Sundowns will have a chance at redemption when they take on
Arrows in the Telkom Knockout semi-finals on 23 November.
- TeamTalk Media