African Champions coach Pitso Mosimane praises his troops

African Champions coach Pitso Mosimane praises his troops
Mamelodi Sundowns' coach, Pitso Mosimane

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Jun 23, 2017. 13:00

Despite bagging a point against Tunisian side, Esperance de Tunis, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he has set his sights on their next match.

The defending champions will face Ethiopian side St George on June 01 away in Addis Ababa, and the manager believes it will not be easy.

Mosimane was speaking after their 0-0 draw against the Tunisians on Wednesday in their fourth Group C match.

'Jingles' says their failure to score when Percy Tau missed from close range was a setback, but credited his troops.

"We hoped we could have won but we only had one clear chance in the beginning with Percy, but we didn't take that chance. He might have missed a chance but he played very well,” said Mosimane after the match.

“You've got to be clever and see the bigger picture, and progress slowly until the six games finish. When the sixth game is finished, if you are number one it would be better but, even if you are number two you need to move on slowly.

"There's a lot of pressure on both of us Sundowns and Esperance. We are going to Addis, which is a bit difficult, but also Esperance is going to Kinshasha (to AS Vita), which is not easy.

"We'll see how it goes, but the best thing is, after the match in Addis, we need to remain at least number two."

The Brazilians occupy the second spot in Group C with five points and will want to win against the Ethiopians after a week away before facing Vita at home on July 7.



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