Mosimane Reacts After MTN8 Stalemate

With Mamelodi Sundowns holding SuperSport United to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their MTN8 semifinal on Sunday, coach Pitso Mosimane is already looking ahead to the second leg thanks to the away goal.

“It was a difficult game for us because they are awkward opponents and play to their strengths. They gave us a hard time with the way they play, with a lot of crosses. They didn’t score on set pieces though. Of course they have the personnel to play like this. They have gladiators – Bongani Khumalo, Clayton Daniels, Evans Rusike, Bradley Grobler and Thami Gabuza. But we managed to deal with them, hence our line-up was a little different,” Mosimane said.

He insisted that the Brazilians did well to get a goal for the away leg as the tournament does allow them to progress on the away goal rule should the game finish goalless in two weeks’ time at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

“We played away and we drew, so we must not be ungrateful for what we got. We need to play normal game in the second leg. I can see they will double their efforts when it’s our home game. We played well in patches. But they know we can score, and they will be in trouble,” the coach said ahead of the international break this month.

The second leg will be played on September 18 at the same venue.

9 Responses
  1. I see Pitso Sundowns boys with huge Caf experience to overcome Kaitano Supersport united in the second leg, Sundowns will be heading to the MtN 8 cup final and lift the cup

  2. KayGee oa Ledowns

    Pitso Downs KBY, will lift dis trophy, dei can score from any angles, they can change their line up like sponge cakes…. I would like him to make xo of Downs defence… Especially crosses… Adawise all da Best, to TSA MOSIMANE KBY????

  3. Mvuthuzi zn

    Good afternoon masandawana I wish Sundowns fc all the best on the second leg.wish to see Promise Mkhuma in the first team since injuries hit us badly

  4. Our struggle infront
    of goals is caused by
    the fact that 3 players who were
    scoring during our
    preseason are not
    playing eg Mkhulise
    is not a regular
    Meza I am not even
    aware if he is registed
    Mahlambi is injured
    God send a message
    very early that
    our stars will loose

  5. Hami Mbhele

    We have players who can bang goals only they shoot to not to kill the goalkeeper how many chances we find Sunday only to balloon the ball to the sky

  6. Kabelo katjedi

    Come 2nd league we gonna teach sundowns a lesson they will nvr 4get,our cup pedigree will add 2 our advantage. We have been inthe same situation 4 years now, we previously drew with maritzburg and chiefs at home bt went to 2nd leg with high gear. Sundowns should just avoid defending

  7. mos moss

    Go sundows go ,they is nothing on the way just breakthrough to the final we ar aiming high this time to the champs league this is just the advantage of the game time and combinations to our players let it be ,”GOOD LUCK THE DOWS ”