Wednesday Aug 23, 2017. 16:00
Following Mamelodi Sundowns’ shock 2-1 defeat at home to Polokwane City in the Absa Premiership, coach Pitso Mosimane has taken the defeat on the chin.
The Brazilians suffered a second defeat from their first three matches of the 2017/18 season, with a brace from former player Rodney Ramagalela deciding the game in favour of Rise and Shine.
Speaking to SuperSport TV cameras after the game, Mosimane was complimentary toward the visitors, admitting that they full deserved to claim all three points.
“You get punished, you have to take your chances,” said ‘Jingles’.
“But we need to congratulate Polokwane City and the coach [Bernard Molekwa], they did very well.
“They fought for it, they played well on the break, I think Rama G [Ramagalela] had the game of his life but it’s always the case with our former players, they show that ‘you shouldn’t have let me go’.
“What a fantastic strike he scored, the second one, I don’t think he’ll score [a goal like that] again.”
Mosimane added, “We did our best but the pitch didn’t help us. I know, I sound like Steve Komphela after we don’t win because of the pitch, but it’s a fact, this pitch doesn’t help us.
“We are a free-flowing team, we need to push the ball around, we need the ball to move, but it’s our home game and we can’t complain.”