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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane: We looked blunt up-front against Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 13 February 2013 Time: 08:00

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane singled out a few of his players for praise, but says Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is ‘the best’.

Mosimane’s charges played out a 0-0 draw with Amakhosi last night, and the coach admits it was a tough game.

“It was a tough game, two strong teams. You could see the experience of Chiefs, at one stage they were catching us on the break but we knew that and we were prepared for that. But still, even if we knew that, they were always dangerous.”

With Sundowns unable to find the back of the net, Mosimane brought on Themba Zwane for Nyasha Mushekwi, Anthony Laffor for Teko Modise and Edward Manqele for Katlego Mphela in the second half.

“I think also Wayne Sandilands played well, Jabu Shongwe did well for us, Esrom [Nyandoro] was very good and Rama [Ramahlwe Mphahlele] came back very strong so we played well, even though we looked a little bit blunt up-front with two strikers, hence I made the changes,” he says.

“The midfield was okay, it was organised. Good game, a very tactical game. We did our best, we want our pride back and we played a big team so it was good.

“I think Itumeleng Khune also played well and that’s why he is number one in SA. He is unbelievable, he made two great saves – he is the best.”

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:06 am
yes you were playing against a big team.......i wonder if gavin will say the same after palying forskins gorilaz.....tonite ...
El Kampion
posted: 08:07 am
Aristide Bance Mathoho looks good because Chiefs defend with 9 players when they defend and then when Khune gets the ball he javelin it to Mr Castrated Balls upfront
Lord Vincent
posted: 08:07 am
You looked blunt up front because you don't have players that are good at takin on and eliminating others. Lavezzi's goal for PSG last night against Valencia shows why you need skilful players to really create and score goals. Played really well in the first half though!
posted: 08:09 am
We must be clinical wit our long range shots
posted: 08:10 am
Very spot on Coach and my take is if we could have played one between Killer and Nyasha with Manqele or Richard may be we could have more options upfront...but overall that was awesome perfomance......Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllooooooooww!!!!
posted: 08:13 am
Gorillas fans are bitter why do they always find a need to comment abwt Bafana in KC business.

I do know for sure that they playin a team they couldn't beat after playin 3 games within a space of 7days.

Well said Pitso.
I'm a zebra-boy
posted: 08:20 am
Your team plays for the crowd Pitso... They were just knocking the ball around the field nje, I understand Chips were defending... but your players need to find gaps, Mphela and Nyasha combo is not good... Good game overall
Mr. President
posted: 08:21 am
Amakhosi (Parker) should have finished this nonsese
Tobetsa Khosi
posted: 08:27 am
Reneilwe Yeye Letsholonyane hasn't loose single league game thz season.
posted: 08:29 am
Rise???KUPHI KHONA????
Bucsaway Trebble Champ
posted: 08:30 am
Reclaiming Mediocrity

Time has come for race finishers to do what they do best wafa wafa Gavin Hunt
posted: 08:31 am
'I think itumeleng khune also played well, that's why he is number one in SA ,he is unbelievable ,he made two great saves - he is the BEST' pitso
Oh well what else can we say ,the whole of Africa knows that ,even those who really thought he was 'favored' in the national team agrees! That other keeper(he cost his team the telkom cup) who thought he was better than khune and retired as a result agrees with that statement ,he is senzo's role model!
posted: 08:31 am
I wonder were was Henyekane de clinical finisher?
posted: 08:39 am
What a waste of 90 minutes yesterday...two directionless teams claiming to know diski, kuphi la? That drama queen called Ramarate was just sad, behaving like a spoilt little gal. He still does not have ballz! A bunch of palookas coached by a fake coach, another palooka
posted: 08:40 am
Even the great CR7 and Leo Messi may find it difficult to put it behind the Best Khune
Bin Laden
posted: 08:41 am
The dark days at chloorkop are over,,thnx to Pitso..

We played game three point
Bin Laden
posted: 08:43 am
Neboposted: 08:31 am | Report I wonder were was Henyekane de clinical finisher?

I also missed him yesterday, mara this is the begining Baba,,The yeloow machine is rolling
posted: 08:44 am
The Celtic Manager, Neil Lennon has criticized the performance of Nigerian centre half, Efe Ambrose in Tuesday’s 0-3 loss to Juventus on a first leg round of 16 stage of the UEFA Champions’ League..

The Bhoys face an uphill task to qualify for the quarter finals after capitulating to a heavy loss to La Vecchia Signora in front of their supporters at Celtic Park with Efe culpable for two of the goals.

He failed to deal with a long ball early in the first half allowing Alexandra Matri to pounce while another error late on in the game allowed Juve complete an emphatic win which virtually renders the return leg in Turin academic.

Lennon has been criticized in some quarters for fielding the Nigerian in the game as he had just returned from the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa but the Celtic gaffer does not believe fatigue and jet lag was an issue for Ambrose.

“Fatigues was not a factor (for Ambrose). The first goal we conceded, he could have done better and then he misses a great chance (with a header from point blank range) to make it 1-1,” a disappointed Lennon explained after the game.

The former Celtic defender also took the time to analyze the third goal scored by Juventus, after another Ambrose mistake.

“The soft goal was very poor from his point of view and I think he will be very disappointed in himself.

‘I had to start him because we had very few options at the back,” he concluded
posted: 08:57 am
He who does NOT rise is sinking . . . . . .to rise NO MORE!!!
posted: 09:02 am
palacious gone.....setshedi gone......the toothless one is hwaks dont forget baba...
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