Mamelodi Sundowns missed the chance to move top of the Absa Premiership, but Pitso Mosimane is not panicking over dropped points against Polokwane City.
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Themba Zwane's 10th minute strike was cancelled out by an own goal from Denis Onyango as Sundowns drew 1-1 with Rise and Shine.
“One of those hey. We’re unhappy with not getting the win but you also have to be realistic. I cannot be unhappy with the performance of the boys,” Mosimane told SuperSport after the match.
“They tried so much, I mean so many balls saved on the line. I thought [George] Chigova was going to be Man of the Match. Ja, you have to accept it. We threw everything at them. They were more organised than against Maritzburg [United]. They really needed a point.”
Mosimane also elaborated on the changes in the second half, one of which was a forced substitution, while he also feels the title race is far from being decided.
“You have make the substitutions no matter what, but what does the game say? Lebo [Lebohang Maboe] can get something, ‘Emi’ [Emiliano Tade] played well. Gaston [Sirino] is giving us the passes, set-pieces. Themba Zwane makes us play. You want to make the subs when you have to refresh the team. The substitution that killed us is the one of Wayne [Arendse] but in the last ten minutes there was not really much for Phakamani [Mahlambi] and Anthony Laffor to be honest.
“It’s okay we must accept it, in as much as it’s two points lost you can also say it’s a point gained because this thing [title race] will go a long way.”