Pitso Mosimane, coach of Mamelodi Sundowns ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Monday May 15, 2017. 17:00
After dropping two valuable points in their CAF Champions League opening match against Ethiopia's St George, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has lambasted his men for their poor showing.
The Brazilians opened their Group C match at home with a dull 0-0 draw as the coach believes it was one of the easiest games.
Sundowns are now under pressure to bounce back and get a win in their next match against Congolese side, AS Vita Club.
“This was like a nice Sunday afternoon league game for the over-30’s- nothing at stake, no rush, just entertainment,” Mosimane told the media.
“Such a performance would not win us the Champions League. We didn’t have venom in attack. I’m disappointed with my players.
“I have never seen a game as mild as this one. Maybe the players were tired or mentally affected by something, I will talk to them and find out. But it was poor performance.
“We were not aggressive up-front and I’m worried. But we have to roll up our sleeves and win in Kinshasa in tough conditions.”
On Wednesday, 23 May, the African champions are away to Vita Club as they will hope to claim their first win in 2017.
On the log table, they occupy the second spot with one point from one match, behind Tunisian side Esperance.