Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he was glad to
see his side test Wydad Casablanca in Friday's CAF Champions League first leg
semi-final in Rabat.
Wydad won the contest 2-1 although Sundowns bagged a vital
away goal against the giants from Morocco.
Anele Ngcongca got the strike which
was his first for the Brazilians.
As such, coach Pitso Mosimane believes his side can look
forward with confidence to the second leg.
"While I'm not
entirely happy with the result because we lost 2-1, I'm happy with the
performance from the team bacause it's always a difficult place for us here in
Morocco but we improve," he told Downs' official website.
"We made a lot of mistakes at the back, but you have to
understand that everyone is stressed because it's the CAF Champions League
semi-finals and everyone wants to go to the finals. I believe we should have
cleared the ball in the first goal.
"It was the first time I see Wydad so stressed at the
back, it's also because we scored the important away goal."
The 2016 African champions flew back into South Africa on a
chartered flight on Saturday and are next in action on Tuesday in the
Premiership when they face relegation-threatened Black Leopards in Thohoyandou.
The second leg of the CCL semi is on Saturday at the Lucas
Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in Pretoria.