Sundowns Bounce Back In Style

Mamelodi Sundowns bounced back in style from their first round elimination in the Nedbank Cup by Chippa United which was followed by AmaZulu ending their 28-match unbeaten by handing the Brazilians their first league defeat in over a year.

Bafana BaStyle thumped Ivory Coast giants Asec Mimosas 3-1 at Loftus Versfeld on Friday night.

Goals from Mosa Lebusa, Themba Zwane and new signing Emiliano Tade gave Sundowns maximum points in the CAF Champions League.

The Brazilians now sit on six points in Group A after three matches.

“I am happy for Mosa because he’s been having all the opportunities, either the goalkeeper saves, it’s off target or he hits the post,” coach Pitso Mosimane said.

“You can’t ask for more from Emiliano. Five or 10 minutes on the pitch and he looked like he had been playing for Sundowns for a long. Never mind the goal. He is composed and knows how to play football, a typical South American. What a way of introducing yourself to the team.”

The Brazilians didn’t have it all easy though. They had to grind for a result against a stubborn Asec.

“We played well in different phases. In the last 15 minutes of the first half, we dropped the pressure a little bit,” Mosimane said. “Obviously you’ve got to understand where we’re coming from. We’re coming from two losses in a row.

“You could see in the first half that the team wasn’t very confident, unlike in the second half. When they caught fire, you could see the real Sundowns coming up. I liked the talk in the dressing room, just to give them more confidence because you could see they were on a low. In the last 15 minutes of the first half, Asec was playing at that time.

“Once we got the confidence with the second goal, we then looked like a team that wants to win as always. I am happy that we didn’t concede a goal from a corner kick tonight. To be honest they had a chance at the end, Mosa cleared off the line.”

16 Responses
  1. Bernard

    Thank you to the boys and our Technical team ,we were on top of our game and what I like is they know the importance of playing in CAFCL for the pride of our Country SA???Rainbow Nation

  2. William Dinko

    Good game of football, keep raising on rankings also we deserve number 1 not 11 in Africa. We don’t want sniper is gun is jammed so his not ready for the yellow nation

    Mweni , arense n sniper must retire

    Tade his a true number nine a team player n pitso will polish him
    The sky is the limit

  3. Da Prof

    Well done .We did well,thats how we must perform when at home. We must put the opponents under pressure and get the goals. We are back on track in #CafCL,I like it.Two more wins we are through to the next round.

  4. I suggest dat we play
    Madisha & Lebusa as
    de centre backs .. We
    must also play Mohomi in de league .
    What causes fatigue
    & anxiety.. It is bcoz
    We play one squad
    Every time,

  5. joejnr

    Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane trying to figure out where he’ll play Emiliano Tade.
    He comes with lots of experience, lots of goals. But what is important is to fit in. The biggest challenge is where to play him. He is not a winger, not a nine, he is a 10. [Gaston] Sirino plays well as a 10 for us. That creates problems for me,” added ‘Jingles’.

  6. Bango

    That was a deserved victory. Congratulations!! We are glad when Tade bring in that experience, it is to the advantage of team. We must aim to collect maximum points, to score early,Sundowns plays better soccer when they score early or ahead defending by ball possession. We are big club, we must be able to execute our plan.