'We did the Sundowns thing'


Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane said his side 'did everything right except defending the last corner' after their draw with Chippa United.

Sundowns looked on course to claim all three points after Lebogang Maboe's 35th-minute strike but conceded to Meshack Maphangule from a corner in the 90th minute to throw it away.

Mosimane was well aware after the game that his side had shot themselves in the foot.

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"We did the Sundowns thing. Of making so many chances and not sealing it," Mosimane told Supersport TV.

"I think if Vila took the chance, the game is buried. We can talk about the ifs or the could haves, should haves. It's not what it's supposed to be. We lost the two points to be honest. I blame myself a little bit. I should have sealed. My last sub three minutes. We could have used the Champions League experience and sealed it.

"It's a lesson we learn in football. Sometimes it looks okay. We discussed. I said, 'look, I don't see any challenge here'. But then what happened is we started to concede a lot of corners. That was the challenge. Then we lost Sammy Seabi with his height. And then I made a mistake by putting on Phaka for Lebo for the last two. Maybe I should have put on Bangaly. Ja, it's my fault.

When asked about Gregory Damons' performance, the Masandawana mentor said:

"Brilliant for the youngster, he's playing in the MDC. This is what we like to see in football development. I'm happy for him.

"But let's be honest. We didn't have a reason to lose the game. We came here, we controlled, we dominated. We should have just finished all the chances we got. But okay well done to them. They played the way they had to play. We pushed them from minute one. We did everything right except defending the last corner."