Tuesday Oct 22, 2019. 10:00
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has praised the teamwork in his side and the fact that the players look out for each other following the 5-0 Telkom Knockout victory over AmaZulu on Sunday.
It has been a well documented fact that Venezuelan forward Jose Ali Meza had been waiting for his first domestic goal some 15 months after joining the club, and he finally broke his duck in the fixture.
It came via a tap-in after Themba Zwane unselfishly passed him the ball when he might have well gone on to score himself, and Mosimane says that kind of awareness of a teammate’s plight is a strength in his team.
“So generous of Themba Zwane to give to Ali Meza because in the club we have been talking that Meza has been working hard and he needs a goal,” Mosimane told reporters.
“That shows brotherhood from Themba. It’s unbelievable. He could have scored that goal. But he needed to give him [Ali Meza] confidence. When you see that from teammates then you know you have a team.
“It’s pure brotherhood because Meza has been struggling to score but he gave him [the chance to score].”
Ali Meza will be hoping his strike opens the floodgates as Sundowns prepare to welcome Highlands Park in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday, where victory would take them to within two points of leaders Kaizer Chiefs with a game in hand.