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Pitso Mosimane left perplexed after Sundowns' defeat to Cape Town City

13:38 SAST 2019/03/06
Pitso Mosimane of Mamelodi Sundowns August 2018
The Masandawana mentor admits that his side was perhaps unlucky to lose to the Citizens on Tuesday night

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane admitted that his side’s defeat to Cape Tow City came as a shock.

The Tshwane giants struck early against the Citizens courtesy of a strike by Lebohang Maboe, but a second-half fightback which saw Kermit Erasmus equalise for City before Chris David stole the show with a stunning free-kick at the death left Mosimane looking perplexed.

“It is so unfortunate and I never thought we would lose the game because we defended very well, even though we lost the game. I never saw us losing this game,” Mosimane was quoted as saying by Phakaaathi.

“I am happy with my team. They play good quality football and it doesn’t mean when you play well you will win. We probably deserved a draw, to be honest, we didn’t deserve to lose. There was never a problem,” Mosimane explained.

“It was an unbelievable game, it was a proper football game. I don’t see a lot of these in the PSL. I show big respect in Benni and his team, he has not been long in football, but he’s playing the right kind of football, what a good game,” he added.

“I was happy with the goals because the game of Cape Town City and Sundowns always has a lot and it is good for the people who came to watch. This is the kind of football we are looking for. I wish we could play football like this every week,” he expressed.

What would have certainly disappointed the 54-year-old is the fact that Sundowns have surrendered their place at the top to Orlando Pirates who leapfrogged their Tshwane rivals on goal difference with both sides tied on 40 points.

Nonetheless, the Sundowns coach will now hope for an improved performance as they switch focus onto the Caf Champions League with a clash against Nigeria’s Lobi Stars scheduled for this weekend.