Coach Pitso Mosimane has reacted to Wednesday night’s stalemate between Mamelodi Sundowns and hosts Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
A first half goal from Lebo Maboe had given the Brazilians the lead before the Chilli Boys equalised with literally seconds remaining before full time. Meshack Maphangule’s attempt was deflected into the net by defender Motjeka Madisha and the game ended 1-1.
Mosimane, speaking after the game, said, in hindsight, he should have tried to protect the lead to clinch all three points.
“Obviously we are disappointed because I think we dropped two points. I think it was my fault, I should have sealed the game. We should have used experience in the last three minutes,” the coach explained.
“But I opted to go for Phakamani (Mahlambi) as an attacker instead of maybe doing a sub that will keep the results. I guess the game led me and deceived me because I could see we could score the second goal, forgetting that there is maybe two or three minutes to go. I think we became a little bit greedy. We scored the second goal against SuperSport a little bit late in our opening game and thought maybe we could steal this one the same.”
The focus now switches to the MTN8 quarterfinals at home against Bloemfontein Celtic tomorrow night at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Mosimane is hoping the injury to debutant Sammy Seabi, who was impressive against Chippa, is not too serious and the medical team will asses him.