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.