Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane praised Cape Town City counterpart Benni McCarthy for his attacking philosophy.
The Brazilians suffered a 1-0 defeat to City at the Cape Town Stadium in an MTN8 first leg semi-final with talented defender Taariq Fielies scoring the winning goal.
However, Mosimane was gracious in defeat as he gave plenty of praise to the former Bafana Bafana striking legend McCarthy.
Speaking to SuperSport, he said: "But I'm not unhappy with my team. I think they came here to play. I'm okay with that. There's only one big mistake we did hey.
"You can never ever leave (Taariq) Fielies free on a corner kick hey. But Mosa Lebusa is paying school fees. Welcome to the high level hey because one mistake. Without that ball there's no issues. We created chances.
"We hit the post here and there but I'm happy to see the Anthony (Laffor) goal hey (disallowed goal). That's an interesting one but Phillip Tinyani did well as the referee. He managed the game well.
"What a good game of football hey. That's how football should be played. When you're sitting at home you must see the passing game.
"I think we should give credit to Benni (McCarthy) he has done well. Good brand of football, not to win at all costs. It's beautiful. It's good for our country to see young coaches coming up and play like this."
The return leg will take place on Sunday, September 2 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Kick-off is at 15:00.