Pitso: I encourage playing from the back

Goals from Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez and Andres Gomes guided the LaLiga champions to a 3-1 win in the Nelson Mandela Centenary Cup.

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Despite ending up on the losing side, Mosimane was proud of how his team performed on Wednesday night.

“I’m proud of Masandawana, they played well they played the way I wanted them to play. They tried to play from the back as usual but they paid their school fees because they [Barcelona] put a lot of pressing traps,” the Masandawana coach told SuperSport TV.

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“It is good, it is right, I encourage them to play from the back. They must not be afraid.

"Bangaly [Soumahoro] made a mistake and they scored, Kekana made a mistake and they scored.

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“Had Percy scored it could have been a different story and also “Langer” [Tebogo Langerman] but he decided to play it across, he could have shot.”