In the loss to Ajax Cape Town earlier this week in the Absa Premiership, Mamelodi Sundowns looked out of it. That is because there was no back-up plan after half time.
The Brazilians usually play touch and go, “Piano and Shoe Shine” football and that was disrupted by the Urban Warriors long ball tactic. Lofted balls are something Pitso and Downs don’t like.
After the break, expecting the same treatment, Ajax then played the passing game while Downs tried the long ball policy which did not work as they do not usually prepare that way.
Ajax then scored and Pitso had no answer as he was tactically out-classed. Will this be our downfall this season, not having a plan b?