Mzwakhe Ngwenya
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17 May 2015
12:39 pm

Pitso – we were in control

Mzwakhe Ngwenya

Pitso Mosimane was pleased with how his Mamelodi Sundowns team played in beating Ajax Cape Town in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday.

Pitso Mosimane. Pic: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images.

The Brazilians coach, however, was less impressed with his side’s poor finishing.

Sundowns won the Ke Yona final 4-3 on penalties at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium after both teams failed to score in regulation time and in extra time.

“What a game!” Mosimane said in excitement.

“I think we were in control from the first minute until extra time as we controlled the ball.

“We were good and tactically disciplined as a team and we were quicker on the ball.

“Overall, I think we dominated the play, but we didn’t convert that domination into a goal.”

While Mosimane had a full right to be pleased as the winning coach, his counterpart on the day, Ian Taylor, despite losing, said he was satisfied with is charges.

Taylor was standing in for coach Roger De Sa, who was serving a suspension and watched the game from the VIP stands.

“It is not nice losing a final, especially on penalties, but we did well,” Taylor said.

“I am happy that we showed a lot of character, a lot of drive and a lot of hunger, but at the end of the day, we were just one kick away … and we’ve got the silver medal.”