Pitso satisfied with results in KZN

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Before the game against Abafana Bes'Thende, Mosimane had touched on the importance of stopping the speedy Arrows side and hinted that he would make changes at the back.

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It’s exactly what he did, as Motjeka Madisha and Thapelo Morena were brought in for the experienced duo of Wayne Arendse and Anele Ngcongca, so that they can deal with the threat of Arrows upfront.

Arrows’ front two of Lamola and Mutizwa kept putting the Sundowns defence under pressure and made sure that they do not build up from the back, which is one of the Brazilians’ strengths.

Sundowns were able to keep the hosts out, as a first half goal from former Maritzburg United midfielder Lebogang Maboe secured all three points for the defending champions. It was Sundowns’ first league victory since beating Polokwane City on August 7.

''You could see Thapelo in the second half, the other side. His speed helped him, did you see that? Langa (Teboho Langerman) is also okay with the speed here, so its horses for courses,'' Mosimane said after the game. 

''So you got to respond. Not to say that Anele played bad against AmaZulu, he played well. And I also needed fresh legs from Madisha, slightly quicker to help Ricardo. 

''So you got to respond and sometimes it doesn't look good but it’s okay.'' 

Sundowns collected four points in KZN in a space of four days, as they also drew 3-3 with AmaZulu on Sunday at King Zwelithini Stadium. Mosimane is happy with the return.

''I know some odds are little bit against us, it doesn't look that nice but we got four points out of six,'' he said. 

''It’s not easy to get that. Even though we wanted to get maximum points, but you got to respect [the fact that] AmaZulu played well, to be honest. They also deserved the draw.

“But we got four points out of six, we got four goals in two games, yes we don't look that convincing, but if you really look at it, out of five games we played, we have kept three clean sheets, zero behind. 

Sundowns, who are in fifth place on the standings, will next face Bloemfontein Celtic at at Dr Molemela Stadium on October 3. 

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