Mosimane Welcomes Selection Headache

After beating AS Otoho of Congo Brazzaville 4-0 at the weekend to progress to the first round of the CAF Champion League on an aggregate score of 5-2, coach Pitso Mosimane admitted he was going to have a “nice” selection headache.

Several players who were given a run in the absence of those who were either injured or suspended gave a polished enough performance to deliver the kind of display that meant Downs were able to overturn the 2-1 defeat from the away leg.

“The competition is tough, everybody who got a chance played well. I also gave young Pitso (Mkhulise) a run because he needs game time also. Everyone knows they will get a chance to play. But it’s tough. It’s a nice headache,” Mosimane said.

Sundowns face Celtic on Wednesday night hoping for all three points there in the Absa Premiership, having just faced off recently in the MTN8, a game we won 3-1 to progress to the semifinals of the cup.

“It’s the story of last year, anybody can beat anybody. You can’t go away to Celtic and think you have easy points. How are you going to win in Bloemfontein? It’s not easy. Highlands Park beat Orlando Pirates, but they go to Thohoyandou and the score is different,” the coach said.

“Chippa got a point from us and when they went to Golden Arrows it was a different story. This football is unbelievable. We always try to win, but it’s a long process. We have the Champions League, the league and the MTN8 – they all have their own moods.”

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