Mosimane: It wasn’t easy for us

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he was gracious after his side beat DR Congo side AS Vita Club 3-1 at Stade des Martyrs on Wednesday.

The Brazilians secured their first win in the group stages of the competition and currently sit second in Group C level on four points with first place Esperance.

The 52-year-old admits that his side fought hard to overcome a tough Vita side, despite the margin of victory, while reserving special praise for his counterpart.

“In football, it is always important to have humility after victory,” Mosimane said after the match.

“To say that the match was easy would be arrogant. It was not easy, and remember that the score was 1-1 at half time. It was not easy.”

“We just had more opportunities to score than them, but it definitely was not easy. We did our homework, as all coaches would do, even if we did our homework it still proved difficult.

He added: “The two goals we scored in the second half were the result of mistakes by their defence. We pressed them and stole the ball, saw opportunities and scored. I have great respect for my brother here, the Vita coach.’

“We played five in the midfield. Normally we play four. But we were more organised in defence, and tried to put pressure to force them back.”

Mamelodi Sundowns will be hoping to continue their winning ways when they face Highlands Park in their final Absa Premiership match of the season on Saturday.

The match at the Makhulong Stadium kicks off at 15:00.

– This story originally appeared on SportsClub.co.za