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Pitso Pokes Holes In Downs Tactics

Mamelodi Sundowns’ approach in the latter stages of their CAF Champions League clash against Al Ahly practically handed the Egyptians the tie, coach Pitso Mosimane has suggested.

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With the Brazilians looking to claw their way back and overturn the 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their quarterfinal fixture in Cairo, there were changes from their technical team that were heavily criticised by Mosimane.

“I don’t want to sound boastful or be dismantling teams, Mamelodi Sundowns, by showing where I think they went wrong or right,” he told journalists after the 3-1 aggregate score at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

“But for me, when Themba Zwane goes out and (Gaston) Sirino goes out and Thapelo (Morena) goes out – those are the problem people. You could see in the first half, with the interplays and all that. But when you bring in a different personnel, then of course you have to cross the ball. When you do that, I have big boys there and a big goalkeeper. I was happy with that.”

Mosimane was referring to the introduction of lanky striker Mauricio Affonso, who is strong aerially but did not get the service to have an impact.

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“I knew Lyle (Lakay) and (Khuliso) Mudau will cross. That’s what I wanted. And for me that was the best thing to happen to us. But I don’t want to talk too much.”

Zwane was carrying an injury having missed the first leg away, but Mosimane was delighted that the reigning Footballer of the Season was subbed at the time Downs were desperately chasing the game.  

Story by @superjourno

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