Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane felt there were enough chances in the game for the Brazilians to claim all three points in their Absa Premiership clash against Cape Town City on Tuesday night.
With the game ending 1-1 after captain Hlompho Kekana’s stunner was cancelled out by Dove Wome, the reigning champions couldn’t go top of the table. Mosimane gave his thoughts at the end of what was Downs’ third league match.
“I think against Chippa United (last week) we dropped two points, but this one is not the same. Cape Town City put up a good shift and for me it was the first time I see them work very hard like this. They come from two draws and a loss to Polokwane City, so they had to consolidate,” the coach said afterwards.
He lauded coach Benni McCarthy’s tactics on the night.
“They change their formation and overloaded the midfield to make sure we don’t get our way. It worked for them. It was an equally balanced match that didn’t have a lot of free-flow. We didn’t have our usual spark. We were a little bit lethargic. We didn’t really bring the game up, even though Keke scored a good goal. We lost concentration with the corner kick, leaving Dove Wome alone there – but I should give City credit because they did very well,” said Mosimane.
Sundowns will now regroup and look to be victorious when they host AS Otoho of Congo Brazzaville in the return leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary fixture.
The visitors have a 2-1 advantage from the first leg from two weeks ago.