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Pitso Praises Three Sundowns Players

Pitso Praises Three Sundowns Players

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 17, 2018 10:09 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane reserved special praise for three men who he feels has replaced key players who have left the club.

Read: Sundowns Move Six Points Clear With Victory Over Arrows

A first-half penalty goal from Ricardo Nascimento handed the Brazilians a 1-0 win over Golden Arrows that sees the Tshwane giants go six points clear at the top of the table with three games left.

Mosimane singled out Percy Tau and Tiyani Mabunda for filling the void left by Keagan Dolly and Bongani Zungu, while also praising Gaston Sirino who played in the Khama Billiat role on the night.

“You have to understand that Percy came-in in the space of Keagan Dolly, Mabunda came-in in the space of Bongani Zungu," Mosimane told SuperSport after the game.

"It has not been easy, it has been difficult. Now we are trying to put Sirino in the space of Khama (Billiat).

"We are trying to make sure the team becomes stronger because we are going to lose players, but what is important is that at all times to make sure that we have a back-up and that is my job."

The Sundowns mentor did admit his team were a little nervous heading into the clash against Arrows, but praised his side’s composure and maturity.

“The fans are supporting us, they are behind us and they believe. The fans are driving us. We need them," continued Mosimane.

“The team was a little bit nervous tonight, but the team has matured.

“They can string passes together and kill the game in possession of the ball. Not many people can do that. That is what humbled me tonight.

“We had our chances, but we hesitated. We could have scored more. We created so many chances that we didn’t take or the goalkeeper was very good or the finishing was not good. But I can’t blame the boys because they are arriving and creating the chances, and with the stress and pressure on them they are still able to punch holes into the defence of Arrows.

“We tried to score the second goal, but it was not easy. Arrows played well, but we were just much better than them.”


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sedibeb Joined: 27 Jun 2012
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sedibeb Apr 20, 2018 11:29 PM
Well done! Mr Pitso, you have done a great job at Sundowns and I believe there's no Coach who can achieve what you have at the team. I'm a pirates fan but Sundowns is untouchable. I remember the day the Sundowns fans were singing in Potchefstroom (Olen park stadium), throwing bottles at you, saying you should go. Today everyone is praising you. Football can make or destroy you sometimes.
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tkwale01@gmail.com Apr 18, 2018 07:18 PM
We are basically 3 points away from wining the league coz Pirates will nt beat our goal difference anyway
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Gustin Sirino Apr 18, 2018 10:17 AM
Onyango, Morena, Zulu, Lutendo, Rivaldo, Bungaly, Tau, Mshishi, Mokgalwa, Villa, Sirino our future team
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Warras4phefeni Apr 18, 2018 09:19 AM
As for me Dunudunu I gave you long time the league you deserve it, you showed hunger unlike Khompela with defensive mechanism that does not produce any product.
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Mayaya12 Apr 18, 2018 09:15 AM
Rats making noise here tswi-tswi-tswiiii sheim ure hurt u fools u have been fooling yourself Sundowns will win the league that was clear long ago Wits Cape town city waiting for u magundwane
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Mayaya12 Apr 18, 2018 09:14 AM
Rats making noise here tswi-tswi-tswiiii sheim ure hurt u fools u have been fooling yourself Sundowns will win the league that was clear long ago Wits Cape town city waiting for u magundwane
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mosarajevo Apr 18, 2018 09:08 AM
#bringbackthecup
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mosarajevo Apr 18, 2018 09:08 AM
#bringbackthecup
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EagleEye Apr 18, 2018 08:51 AM
Good planning Pitso.
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@SCHUSTE Apr 18, 2018 08:10 AM
we can safely say congratulations in advance to mamelodi sundowns for winning the League I don't think there is something that can stop them ryt now but I also want to promise them that come next season both of us will competing in Champions league while we will be looking forward to win the Absa premiership
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Pirates_999 Apr 18, 2018 07:59 AM
Soon he is going to cry again, next season we are going to Africa together we will make sure he cries louder there
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mosesmu Apr 18, 2018 07:55 AM
2017/2018 Champions..with such superior goal.different just 1 more win an is over.
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Matayitayi Apr 18, 2018 07:53 AM
Jingles we believe in you
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Mashia1950 Apr 18, 2018 07:53 AM
This team of Sundownths reminds me of the ruthless CBD, they don't look like loosing a game anytime soon let alone drop a point.
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indidane Apr 18, 2018 07:20 AM
“We will fetch the trophy. We know the address. It’s just off the highway,” Pits0 t0ld @ INDIDANE
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Matt@y2k Apr 18, 2018 06:50 AM
Kikiki the mighty stupid Rats and zebra's r losing wait so bad now kby I remain
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chiefs is useless Apr 18, 2018 06:45 AM
Fau have reached their destination ,4th place
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kadish Apr 18, 2018 06:42 AM
@Bucs nation Rats robbed Arrows by bribing a referee to give a wrong player red card we can't forget that...
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chiefs is useless Apr 18, 2018 06:38 AM
Congrates to Dunu dunu for winning the league
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Bucs nation Apr 18, 2018 06:29 AM
You have robbed arrows..you praise your players for robbing arrows?hebannah!

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