How Sundowns TKO’d AmaZulu

Following Mamelodi Sundowns’ 5-0 drubbing of AmaZulu in the Telkom Knockout cup tie on Sunday afternoon, coach Pitso Mosimane has given insight as to how the Brazilians turned on the style to progress to the quarterfinals.

“I think it was one of those days where a lot of things came out in a proper way. I was worried a little bit with the weather, but the altitude favoured us more than AmaZulu,” the coach said after the game at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

The five goals came from Ali Meza, an own goal from Mario Booysen, a brace from Gaston Sirino and a Premier Soccer League debut goal from Mauricio Affonso.

“We played well from the beginning, we slowed it down to find our passing game and triangles. And we did that with no problem. It took us a while to score because the guys were a little big anxious, so the execution had let us down a little bit,” Mosimane added.

He was happy for striker Meza, who finally got on the score sheet having worked hard in previous matches, but unlucky not to register a goal, being set up by ‘Mshishi’.

“But we broke the ice and it was generous of Themba Zwane to help Ali Meza – that’s brotherhood. To be honest the game was not stressful for us. Motjeka Madisha and Mosa Lebusa did well to on Bongi (Ntuli), and when you keep him quiet you won’t be in trouble. I am happy we scored the goals,” said the coach.

Our next game is at home against Highlands Park in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday night at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

3 Responses
  1. Bango

    Congratulations for the victory that ushered the team to the Quarter finals where real stuff begins. The team must just be level headed and keep their feet on the ground and compete. Supporters are persuaded for better things this season and the team must just prepare and fight, we are yet to see the fighting spirit of the team, champions know how to fight for victory, champions know how to lead and protect their lead, champions must know how to put up a fight when they are legging behind and close the gape and most certainly snatch the game from behind, champions know how to turn a loss to a draw. All these are achieved through a committed combined team effort. Working extra hard , results will speak for themselves. Yes people talk of luck, but l believe in organized hard work in football, having a plan and executing it in the best possible way. This thing of players gauging and over exaggerating classics has not helped many, in fact it has reduced many potential forwards to the packing orders of ordinary players. If a player once scored a goal resembling Ronaldo’s (CR7), and it worked out well on that day, do not keep on a lucky formula, just be yourself and it will pay off. Why cant people copy from you too!? All the best Masandawana, every game is important, we must definitely take one game at a time, focusing on each game as it comes. Focus! Couch is spot on, you can not focus on Canaan , there are still deserts to be journeyed and red seas to be crossed, one day at a time, one game at a time! KBY

  2. Adam saizi

    Congratulation to team masandawana you made our day when always say us imean my wife and my self when bafana ba style have agame we dont eat antil game over but our team done well wow hw happy we do, keep it up pitso and the team we love you.