Absa Premiership

Pitso: The ball doesn't want to cross the line

2017-04-06 08:01
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - It just wouldn't fall for Mamelodi Sundowns in front of goal as they were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw with a stubborn Bloemfontein Celtic at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

The first half saw the spoils shared, with both sides having good chances to score and both goalkeepers ensuring the score remains goalless with some excellent saves.

Sundowns took control of the game in the second half, but were on several occasions unlucky not to find the net.

After the match, Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane did not shy away from admitting that his charges are struggling to find the back of the net.

"It's life. If you want to be emotional with it and you don't think properly, you can be emotional," Mosimane said as quoted by KickOff website

"These are the champions of Africa, champions of South Africa. These are the Super Cup winners.

"It does happen, what am I supposed to do if the ball doesn't want to cross the line? I know what this team is capable of doing.

"We must go through this, we can't buy a win. We don't blame anybody. The ball must cross the line and must go in and that's it."

The 0-0 result kept Sundowns in fifth position with three games in hand. Mosimane's charges are seven points behind log leaders Cape Town City and set to face SuperSport United in their next Premiership clash.

Meanwhile, the Brazilians will shift their focus to the Nedbank Cup this weekend with a Last 16 encounter against Golden Arrows on Saturday.

Kick off is at 15:00.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Friday, 24 January 2020
Cape Town City v Black Leopards, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
SuperSport United v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 25 January 2020
Stellenbosch v Polokwane City, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Kaizer Chiefs, Moses Mabhida Stadium 15:30
Orlando Pirates v AmaZulu, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Sunday, 26 January 2020
Baroka FC v Maritzburg United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.