Coach Pitso Mosimane was full of praise for his players after the 2-1 Absa Premiership League victory over Black Leopards in Thohoyandou. Mosimane was seemingly very pleased with how his team fought and managed the game, especially after such a busy schedule, which also includes the Caf Champions League.
“These boys are unbelievable because if you look at the program we have and then compare with how the players performed today, it’s unbelievable. From Rabat (Morroco) to Thohoyandou and only get one and half day rest, I really have to give the respect to my player, I take my hat off to them”
With one eye on the Absa Premiership and the other on the Caf Champions League, Coach Pitso also stressed the importance of managing and resting of players to get the best out of them.
“None has a program like Mamelodi Sundowns in the country, hence we always play against well-rested teams. That’s why Black Leopards were quicker than us, faster and winning the second balls because we didn’t have the freshness and the legs to match them in their game. We had to manage the game and the legs, especially in the second half and you can also see from the substitutions we made, we had to rest some players like Hlompho Kekana, Themba Zwane and Gaston Sirino because we need them again in the Caf Champions League match against Wydad”