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Pitso Mosimane disappointed after Sundowns' Caf Champions League exit

13:23 SAST 2018/08/29
Mamelodi Sundowns, Pitso Mosimane
Masandawana will need to go back to the drawing board after they were eliminated from the Caf Champions League on Tuesday

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has revealed his disappointment after his side crashed out of the Caf Champions League on Tuesday evening.

The former African champions needed maximum points against Horoya in Tshwane, but it was not to be as they were held to a goalless draw.

The result meant that the Guinea champions along with Wydad Casablanca advanced as the top two teams from Group C into the knockout rounds.  

“We are in a difficult situation because we did not qualify, it is just unfortunate that we missed so many chances, we did what we had to do,” Mosimane told the media after the game.

“We tried and we pressed. We threw everything, we took a full-back out and took all the risks but that’s football, when you don’t take your chances that’s the way it goes. Congratulations to Horoya and we wish them all of the best,” he added.

Sundowns have certainly struggled in the group stages, having scored just five goals from six games. Mosimane though, has a rather optimistic view on the club’s woes.

“We have to look at the game, how it went, there are a lot of positives and the attitude was good,” Mosimane explained.

“When you don’t have goals, it is normal in a team. The challenge is when you don’t create a chance to score, then you know you have a problem,” the 54-year-old continued.

“We don’t have a problem to create the goals, the challenge is that we are not scoring,” he concluded.

The Brazilians coach will not have much time to work on his side’s finishing as the focus will now turn back onto the MTN8.

On Sunday, Sundowns will hope to overturn a one goal deficit against Cape Town City as they look to book their place in this year’s final.