Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane says Maritzburg United made them sweat for their 1-0 win at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium.
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Percy Tau's second half strike was enough to hand the Brazilians a 1-0 win over the Team of Choice on Wednesday evening.
The victory saw Sundowns move five points clear of second-placed Orlando Pirates, who have played two games more.
"What a game hey. What a difficult game, it came as expected hey. Maritzburg [United] is a very good team, Fadlu [Davids] is doing exceptionally well," Mosimane told SuperSport after the game.
"We were sweating, we survived. We needed experience. We had to put defenders to rob the result. They have the speed, the young Ndlovu number 8 is unbelievable. He always punched holes in our defence but we had the experience so we survived.
"I'm so happy with Percy [Tay] with the goal he scored. We have been telling him to go into his left.
"He was always coming to the left and passing but [this time] he hit it, it's unbelievable."