Wednesday Oct 18, 2017. 12:30
Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane was humble in defeat following their 2-1 loss to Kaizer Chiefs, admitting that his side were inferior to their counterparts on Tuesday evening.
Siyabonga Ngezana and Bernard Parker were on target for the Amakhosi before Themba Zwane netted what proved a mere consolation for the hosts.
Overall, Chiefs were the better team with the Brazilians condemned to 10-men following the dismissal of Tiyani Mabunda in the second-half. Despite their man disadvantage, Sundowns never gave up, but ultimately fell short as pressure eased on under-fire boss Steve Komphela.
"What a thrilling game, unbelievable," Mosimane told SuperSport TV in the aftermath. "It was a thriller. I think we dominated and controlled the game, but we failed to convert our dominance into scoring opportunities.
"We were not very dangerous. But sometimes you win when not playing well and vice versa. I am proud of my players, we continued playing. We do not park the bus, we go there and attack.
Mosimane admitted that he was happy for Komphela, who's team moved up to third spot following the win.
"I don't like losing. But I am happy for Steve. Steve is my brother, I am happy for him. There is a lot of pressure on him - we need our local coaches. This is football, the second goal they scored was class.
"We need to take the loss, the fans must take a loss. We must be able to take it. It is not the end of the world, we should accept it. It's hard, it is tough. Chiefs deserved to win," Mosimane conceded.