Absa Premiership

Tactical changes pleases Pitso

2016-02-02 07:56
Pitso Mosimane (Supplied)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane was relieved that the injury to Bongani Zungu did not derail their tactics after the 3-2 win over Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

The influential Zungu was substituted before the half-time break on Saturday following a collision with Philani Zulu, although a brace from Hlompho Kekana and one goal from Khama Billiat secured the points for Sundowns, after Evans Rusike and Brian Onyango's strikes threatened a comeback from Maritzburg.

And, speaking after the game, Mosimane hailed the team for maintaining their structure after Mzikayise Mashaba was brought on as replacement for Zungu.

"They came back at the end, I had to make a tactical change and that compromised the team because I had to disturb the usual four at the back," Mosimane told KickOff.

"I had to bring Langerman to the front, to the winger's position and take Mashaba. Now once you bring that tactical switch it brings an un-balance but Langerman was afraid to get a red card.

"To be honest we are happy, we got the three points, we came to this field to win. On this field you need three goals plus to get a result and we got that."

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  psl  |  pitso mosimane  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo 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
English Premiership flutter

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

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.