Mosimane Content With Point From Guinea

Mamelodi Sundowns’ coach Pitso Mosimane was content with the point that the Brazilians got in Guinea against Horoya in the Caf Champions League even though he would have liked his team to finish the match better.

Sundowns came from a goal down to take a 2-1 lead with goals from Khama Billiat and Gaston Sirino before conceding a late header from Horoya captain Aboubacar Camara.

“It was a good game,” Mosimane said in the post-match press conference in Conakry. “I am happy. But maybe, a little bit unhappy because it was 2-1 at one point. My centreback left the important player that we all know is deadly on set-pieces and corner kicks (Camara). He is the only player who scores with his head. We all knew that. I am never here but you will agree with me. And he scored, my player left him. It’s football.”

The Brazilians sit in third place with two points after the first two rounds of matches in Group C. Wydad Casablanca and Horoya are tied on four points while AS Togo-Port sit at the bottom with nothing. Sundowns will go on a much-deserved break before returning to take on AS Togo-Port in back-to-back matches in July. The Brazilians will look to get six points in those matches while Casablanca and Horoya cancel each other out.

“It was a tough game but we are thankful that we at least got a point,” Sundowns’ defender Soumahoro Bangaly said. “It wasn’t an easy game. It was very difficult. But the team showed maturity to return with a point. It was easy for Horoya to play from the back because they were playing at home and they are used to playing on a pitch like that. But for us it was a little bit difficult. We take this point going into the break and we will work harder when we return so that we return stronger.”