Wednesday Jan 10, 2018. 11:00
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has hailed his side’s experience after they defeated Ajax Cape Town to move four points clear at the top of the Absa Premiership.
The Brazilians found themselves a goal down before the half hour mark, but they hit back quickly to lead 2-1 by half time, thanks to goals from Ricardo Nascimento and Sibusiso Vilakazi. It was a lead they didn’t relinquish for the remainder of the match.
"It was a good response, they showed integrity. They showed that they have the experience to manage a game. We managed the game very well in the second half," Mosimane told SuperSport TV.
"We didn't play pretty football in the last 20 minutes, that's Champions League experience.
"I'm happy with the mentality you know, unlike when we play expansive in the last 10 minutes and then they get a break and score."
The ‘Downs coach also revealed that new signings will be brought in, but he refused to comment on the pursuit of SuperSport United striker Jeremy Brockie.
"Yes, we were using this game for Champions League. I think three or four [players] will come," he added.
"Jeremy Brockie belongs to another club so I don't want to speak. I have to respect SuperSport United. So I can't talk about Jeremy.
"We might lose three [players] because it's a period of transfers. Unfortunately we have a small squad of 24 players, we don't have much.
“People know Sundowns having a lot of players but we have 24 outfield players and four goalkeepers. We want to see, Thela [Ngobeni] wants a break to go play somewhere. We are managing the situation."