Pitso Mosimane happy with Mamelodi Sundowns win, but wary of missed opportunities

The Brazilians boss has praised his men following their 2-0 win over Abafana Bes'thende in their MTN8 Cup clash at home

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane heaped praise on his man of the match Gaston Sirino.

The Brazilians defeated Golden Arrows 2-0 at Lucas Moripe Stadium in their MTN8 Cup quarter-final encounter on Saturday afternoon.

Sundowns scored through Sibusiso Vilakazi and Wayne Arendse to reach the semi-finals, but the coach lamented the fact that his men failed to kill the game by scoring a third goal.

“Yeah he (Sirino) has been having a good roll, he is always an exciting player and I think it's only his final pass, he doesn't release the final pass well and sometimes he does,” Mosimane said to SuperSport TV.

“He does everything difficult but the last pass....where he is supposed to shoot, he passes and where he is supposed to pass he dribbles a little bit,” reacted the coach.

“But you have to let the talent go and you don't want to stifle it because it is beautiful, it's exciting and you must let him go and have fun, that's how football is played,” added Mosimane.

“I think our centre backs were good because to play against (Lerato) Lamola and (Knox) Mutizwa is not easy, (Motjeka) Madisha and Wayne did well,” praised the coach.

“Wayne came back because he didn't play last Tuesday and he did well and scored, he's always important at the last end of a corner kick or a cross,” responded the Brazilians mentor.

“I'm happy when my centre backs are scoring the set pieces and it's beautiful and yeah the captain (Hlompho Kekana) looks fresh, Andile looks ok and good, he shows experience and we had to close it at the back with Anele (Ngcongca),” continued Mosimane.

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“Kennedy (Mweene) didn't have a lot to do to be honest, they (Arrows) can be good and they can play you can see their inter passes,” he added.

“You can see their combinations and I think our defence was a little bit tighter. Yeah (the goal came very late) but when you have Gaston, Themba (Zwane) and Vilakazi, they are very good with inter-play and they have the talent which I don't teach,” noted the coach.

“They have the talent and smart, if you don't assemble players who can do this you can't expect that, Vilakazi scored I am happy, but they miss a lot and they can't kill the game,” he concluded.