Absa Premiership

Pitso: We need to master Africa

2019-05-30 13:43
Pitso Mosimane
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes a little more quality needs to be added to his squad in order to be highly competitive in the CAF Champions League.

Sundowns have been a mainstay in the competition since winning the tournament in 2016, and this past season reached the semi-finals of the tournament.

On their way to the final four, they famously destroyed African giants Al Ahly 5-1 before crashing out to Wydad Casablanca.

Nonetheless, while Mosimane feels his team are now respected by the big guns on the continent, he thinks they still lack some quality in key areas to become more dominant.

Speaking to reporters, he said: "I know they [teams in Africa] respect us because we've been there all the time and we know.

"We've understood now the North African football, we understand it. My players understand and I do understand, but we need to master.

"Understanding is something and mastering is something else. Wydad has mastered, Esperance has mastered.

"We are not convincing, that's where we need to top it up a little bit. [We need to get] The right quality to do that [win the competition]."

Wydad and Esperance are currently playing for the crown with the match being tied at 1-1 after the first leg. The second leg is set for Friday in Rades.

 

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Fixtures
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v Highlands Park, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Friday, 25 October 2019
Cape Town City v Maritzburg United, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
SuperSport United v Black Leopards, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 26 October 2019
Stellenbosch v Orlando Pirates, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Polokwane City, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:30
Highlands Park v Chippa United, Makhulong Stadium 20:15
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