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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane laments disallowed goal following Bloemfontein Celtic stalemate

12:08 GMT+3 04/10/2018
Pitso Mosimane of Mamelodi Sundowns August 2018
The Masandawana coach did not mince his words after his club were held to a goalless draw against Phunya Sele Sele

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane was certainly not a happy man after his side were denied three points against a gritty Bloemfontein Celtic.

The Tshwane giants were forced to share the spoils on a cold Wednesday night in the Free State, but things could have been rather different had Lebohang Maboe’s goal stood.

The playmaker, who has already scored two goals this season managed to breach the Sundowns defence late in the second half as he tapped home after Jose Ali Meza’s initial effort was kept out by Celtic keeper Patrick Tignyemb.

However, while the Maboe had fans jumping up from their seats, celebrations were cut short as the goal was disallowed for an offside.

“We tried, we controlled the game and we did well. It’s just sad because Lebo [Maboe] scored the goal. We won the game,” Mosimane told SuperSport TV.

“Mshishi [Zwane] is not interfering with play, he’s not even touching the ball. We won the game, it’s sad but what can we do,” the 54-year-old added.

Furthermore, Mosimane has hit out at alleged incorrect decisions which he claims also contributed to his side crashing out of the MTN8.

“You know when we lost in the semi-finals of the MTN8 Cape Town City scored with an offside goal. We are out of the MTN8 and they won the Cup. It’s true, it’s a fact,” Mosimane said.

Nonetheless, Mosimane has also lauded the work that his opposite number Steve Komphela has done at Phunya Sele Sele.

“As long as we play well, control the game and we show dominance, we have a chance to score. It was a good game, I’m happy for my friend Steve, he is hanging in there and doing very well,” Mosimane expressed.

Meanwhile, the stalemate leaves Sundowns in seventh place on the Premier Soccer League table after six games.