Mosimane rues "big mistakes"
Posted: 21 August 2018 Time: 09:00
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has bemoaned two costly results in their CAF Champions League group campaign.
Mosimane feels the two away matches to Horoya in Guinea and AS Togo-Port in Togo are matches the 2016 champions should not have lost.
Sundowns were leading 2-1 in the final 10 minutes against Horoya, thanks to goals from Khama Billiat and Gaston Sirino, but they conceded as the hosts collected a valuable point on home soil.
In Togo, Sundowns wasted quite a few opportunities to bury AS Togo-Port and they were punished by Ayi Hunlede, who took advantage of an error in the Brazilians’ defence to hand his side their first and only victory in Group C.
Sundowns, who are in third position on five points, go into their final group match against Horoya in Tshwane on August 28 needing to get a victory that will send them through to the knockout phase for a third consecutive year.
“We know why we are where we are, because we made two big mistakes. One mistake is the game in Horoya in Guinea. We conceded a goal in the last minute. We were 2-1 up and with four minutes to go we concede.
“The game in Togo I don’t want to talk about it. That game is sickening. We should have scored maybe five goals, but we lost the match. When we came to South Africa after five days we dominated [against Togo-Port] and we won the match.”