Sundowns coach Mosimane satisfied with result considering poor conditions

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Masandawana found the going tough in the Eastern Cape as a difficult pitch saw the Chilli Boys hold out for a draw

Mamelodi Sundowns played out to a 1-1 draw against Chippa United on Tuesday evening.

The match saw Sundowns frustrated as they opened the scoring through Wayne Arendse only for the defender’s superb goal to be cancelled out by Rhulani Manzini as both teams shared the spoils.

After the match Masandawana coach Pitso Mosimane lamented the state of the Sisa Dukashe pitch emphasising that it made playing good football impossible. 

"Both teams had chances, but under the circumstances, we will take a point because we struggled to play football, Mosimane told SuperSport.

"We played that type of football, up in the air. That's not football. That's not good for Chippa, it's not good for Sundowns; we don't play percentage football," he said.

" There's no football, it's a fight. That's not football."

Mosimane also went on to praise the Chilli Boys and believed that Sundowns should not have been careless as they could have been punished.

"I said before it's going to be a very tight game. We shouldn't be careless because the two sides were playing high-quality football so if they score we might lose the game," Mosimane said.

The former Bafana Bafana coach explained his reasoning behind the introduction of Thapelo Morena in the second half.

"We wanted to put the ball behind the Chippa defence and we needed the speed, because we can't play football," Mosimane added.

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 "So we put the ball behind the defence - it's bad for our supporters, it's bad for TV, it's bad for everybody but what are we going to do if the conditions don't suit," he continued.

"So we put Morena on for speed that's all we can do. We played Lucky (Mohomi) and (Tiyani) Mabunda to try and combine, I mean they did it a bit in the first half, but couldn't in the second," Mosimane concluded.

 

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