Mosimane: We Are Disappointed

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.

13 Responses
  1. Malefetsane

    It’s better for us to pay the school fees now, at the beginning of the season than later on in the year. Not all is lost Coach, let’s continue with our journey to La Decima.

  2. Fred

    It is not yet over….more loses are on their way boss…do not worry.. you wont always undermine other teams and expect to beat them hey…yiu will grow up and your big head will think straight Mr. MOSIMANE.

  3. Mzimela

    nothing new just usually to u take wrong dicetion how many players u sign failed to utilise them same as keeping Bangal who have cost team so much also not telling players to shoot never ever score goals if not taking shot Sundowns player fail to do simple things keep passing instead try to increase scoreChippa done simple thing try and try until get goal not that unnecessary tricks

  4. Skhumba

    This issue of buying a lot of players and at the end of the day the coach fails to utilise them. Look at Meza, Brockie, Tade, Lebese, Ngoma, Zulu, Mohomi etc. The list is endless. The coach just buys players without an idea on how utilise them and this is costing the club. I think Pitso is very fortunate that the Sundowns board continues to support him despite his scouting limitations. Its just that the club is funded by the Chairman who has deep pockets otherwise if he was not at Sundowns no other club will this rubbish act. Why should you just rush in bringing players that you do not have an idea of how to utilise them? We can rather promote from development team instead of bringing in very costly players yet fail to utilise them. For strikers to succeed at Sundowns we need to play to their strength. This thing of passing the ball around without shooting at goal is not helping the team either. The goal that Maboe scored against was the first shot at goal in spite all the dominance that we were enjoying in that game. Themba, Sirino, and Vila are the main culprits when it comes to passing the ball around without taking shots at goal. We need to change this kind of playing

  5. Ziphezinhle Gilford

    It was such a disappointment because we are still missing chances in front goals , but I know will pick up and lift MTN 8 that is the only cup we don’t have

  6. DOWNS4EVER

    Lesson learned,I think Mahlambi should have introduced b4 Makgalwa because he has been scoring during pre season games and also scored league winning goal,he should have also started ahead of Serino because Serino was injured during some of the pre season preparations.In Seabi we found a jam,it’s like he was born to play 4 the mighty Downs,he’s comfortable on the ball,fearles and above all,a gud passer of the ball and always making forward passes.The Billiat issue is annoying,we won the league and reached champions league without him and this means he needs us not the other way round and he won nothing with Chiefs.We better take chance with Rantie,the guy is also hungry to play,given a chance he will win us trophies.

  7. Sipho 777

    Sir please sighn hlatshwayo since more a is evolving to good as a RM we need replacement for nconca and he will help with Arial threats but I would also like mathoho to score set pieces from corner kicks

  8. Thobelah

    It’s two points dropped not three. It’s part of the game, we should learn to be clinical in front of goals. It’s a marathon, coach Pitso I believe in you and your technical team.

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