Absa Premiership

Pitso: We struggled to play football

2017-02-15 10:36
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane did not shy away from criticising his charges after a 1-1 stalemate against Chippa United.

Mosimane's side took the lead in difficult conditions when Wayne Arendse capitalised on poor defending to fire home from inside the box on 19 minutes.

But the Chilli Boys responded before half-time as Rhulani Manzini scored from the penalty spot after Arendse was deemed to have fouled Buyani Sali in the action of shooting.

The second-half was played at a good tempo despite being hindered by the poor surface, although there were no further goals as the game finished all-square.

"Both teams had chances, they had chances, but, under the circumstances, we will take a point because we [struggled] to play football,” Mosimane said as quoted by KickOff.

"We played 'that' type of football, [with the ball] up in the air. That's not football. That's not good for Chippa, it's not good for Sundowns; we don't play percentage football.

"The rest... there's no football, it's a fight. That's not football."

Sundowns will shift the focus to the CAF Super Cup where they will meet CAF Confederation Cup winners TZ Mazembe on Saturday, February 18.

Kick off is at 19:00.

Read more on:    chippa united  |  mamelodi sundowns  |  psl  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Friday, 19 January 2018
Wits v Bloemfontein Celtic, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Cape Town City FC v Ajax Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, Goble Park 15:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Platinum Stars, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu FC v SuperSport United, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Chippa United v Golden Arrows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

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.