Pitso prefers records to showboating

CAF Champions League

Mamelodi Sundowns set a new record in the CAF Champions League after their 11-1 win over Cote d'Or of Seychelles at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Friday night.

Sundowns broke the previous record for the highest number of goals scored in a single CAF Champions League match.

The record was previously held by Difaa El Jadidi of Morocco after they beat Benfica de Bissau of Guinea Bissau 10-0 in the preliminary round last year.

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The Brazilians advanced to the group stages 16-1 on aggregate after winning 5-0 in the first leg against Cote d'Or in Seychelles.

Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has since explained the reason why his team went for more goals rather than showboating when they were already leading by a big margin.

"You know I don't like showboating and I don't like us to do it. That's why when the opposition does it, I always talk about," said Mosimane. 

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"Sometimes when I talk people say I don't like to give credit to other people when we lose, but it's up to the team. It's up to the personality of the coach. If you want to showboat, you can showboat.

"We could have easily have showboated tonight but I believe in setting records and showing integrity for the club. It's bigger than showboating."

Sundowns will know their opponents in the group stages when the draw is conducted in Cairo tonight.

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