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Pitso explains why Downs can't have excuses in the CCL

2018-12-19 12:34
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says the club must find a way to win against Al-Ahli Benghazi in Saturday's CAF Champions League First Round second leg tie in Pretoria. 

Sundowns have been suffering with injuries this season with Sibusiso Vilakazi likely to be out for the majority of 2018/19, whereas, Denis Onyango and Themba Zwane are other notable absentees. 

The Brazilians drew with the Libyan team in the first leg on 16 December and now require a victory to advance to the group stages of the CCL. 

Speaking to reporters, he said: "We have the team. We cannot be complaining of injuries, because football is a professional sport with injuries. 

"The back five, including Kennedy [Mweene], did well. We did not show them any opportunity to score. 

"We did not have some of our players, but we cannot make any excuses for the result." 

In addition, Mosimane expressed delight with the forward partnership of Phakamani Mahlambi and Jeremy Brockie, concluding: "I am happy with Phaka [Mahlamabi], which is good. 

"He is coming up, and JB [Jeremy Brockie] is doing well and he is helping him." 

Saturday's action gets underway at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane from 15:00.

 

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