Pitso Mosimane accepts defeat to Kaizer Chiefs
Posted: 1 April 2017 Time: 22:34
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane accepted his side's defeat to Kazier Chiefs but says the Absa Premiership title race is far from over.
The Brazilians went down 2-1 at the FNB Stadium in a rather unfortunate manner as Bangaly Soumahoro scored a late own-goal against the run of play.
Mosimane defended that his side were in full control of the match until the costly mistake by the Ivorian centre-back, who he felt had a good game regardless of that fateful moment.
"That's [where we lost it], nothing else. What else? That was it, that we scored an own-goal," 'Jingles' told SuperSport TV after the match.
"It was unfortunate because Bangaly had a great game until he scored the own-goal. I mean, that's it. What else? Kennedy was saving balls, who was in control of the game?
"We lost to a very, very good Kaizer Chiefs team, we lost to a very good team."
The former Bafana Bafana mentor admitted that slip-ups are natural in football, but refused to concede the blow it dealt to their aspirations of defending their domestic league crown.
"Yes, but it's not the end of the day, there's still time. These things do happen, unfortunately we scored an own-goal and maybe that's the only way they can beat us, hey?
"This was one of the [games we needed to win], but it's not the last, it's not the only one... I don't want to talk, I'm upset because the securities were charging at us.
"The next thing, what's going to happen? Pitso doesn't accept the defeat. I accept the defeat, I went to shake Steve's [Komphela] hand and there's no problem.
"But when Kaizer Chiefs let their security charge at us? ... It's okay."