Pitso: A point away not good enough

Mamelodi Sundowns

Ajax and Sundowns played to an exciting 2-2 draw, which saw both teams taking the lead on the night.

Bongani Zungu opened the scoring on 52 minutes, but held on to it for just five minutes, with Keagan Dolly equalising.

Lebogang Manyama put Ajax in front on 67 minutes, before Cuthbert Malajila got one back for Downs nine minutes from time.

Read: Ajax, Downs in thrilling draw

Mosimane insist Sundowns did not come to Cape Town just to collect a point.

“We came here to win, you could see our focus up until the 90th minute,” ‘Jingles’ says.

“We didn’t come here and sit back for a point because we believe we could have won. We came here once before and won.

“I wanted maximum points and I said ‘let’s open the floodgates, let’s see what happens whoever take it takes it’, and we went with that approach.”

However, the Sundowns mentor also acknowledged that the Urban Warriors played a nice, open game.

“Whenever we come here it’s always a good game, is always an open game and it’s good for the supporters, its good for football and it’s exciting,” Mosimane says.

“We played a very good team that kept us on our toes with their breaks and we knew the breakthrough would come.

“But this is football. We have to open up, you can’t sit back and say ‘I’m happy with a point because I’m playing away’.

“Normally in football we say a point away is good but I thought I should have got three. But I’m happy.”

 

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