Register Login Scores

PSL

Pitso Singles Out One Downs Star For Praise

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane reserved special praise for one his stars following their 2-0 win over Bidvest Wits.

Read: Classy Downs Move Six Points Clear Of Bucs

Sundowns edged closer to the regaining the Absa Premiership title with a 2-0 victory over The Clever Boys on Saturday evening.

Despite a perfect performance from all his charges, Downs coach Mosimane singled out Themba Zwane for praise after he excelled in the absence of Khama Billiat.

“We have to communicate and talk to them, he did well on the side of Khama (Billiat) where Khama always plays. He did well helping (Tebogo) Langerman deal with the crosses from Wits because they always bring in crosses and the last five minutes they put in crosses and we dealt with it well," Mosimane told SuperSport.

“So Wayne (Arendse) and Ricardo (Nascimento) did very well in defence. But Themba Zwane played very well. He started and performed.

“He has been coming off the bench lately, but now he said coach, ‘I want to start’. He did and delivered. That’s what we need."

With Vilakazi pulling out in the second half after a slight knock, Mosimane admitted he had to take precautionary action on him with their heavy schedule in the pipeline.

“It’s a heavy load. That’s why Vila was taking out. We need him. Look at the goal he scored, we need him.

“Also, Thapelo had a problem. I don’t like rotating a lot. But we need to manage the legs, it’s important,” he said.

Free State Derby Ends All Square

Starting XI: Sundowns v Wits

Starting XI: FS Stars v Celtic

36 comments

Top 5

Breaking: CAS Release Chiefs FIFA Ban Verdict

134 Oct 27, 2020 06:10 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

15 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Chiefs Issue Crucial Availability Update Ahead Of Chippa

29 Oct 27, 2020 02:19 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

25 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

15 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pitso's Al Ahly Advance To Champions League Final

101 Oct 23, 2020 11:02 PM in Players Abroad

How Mosimane Helped Al Ahly Break Sundowns' Record

53 Oct 26, 2020 08:14 AM in Players Abroad

Swallows To Edge Chiefs In Race For Downs Star?

41 Oct 23, 2020 10:36 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Hachi Signs Deal To Complete Mzansi Return

7 Oct 26, 2020 01:50 PM in PSL

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

3 Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch