JOHANNESBURG – Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has described their MTN8 semi-final first leg clash against last year’s finalist Cape Town City at Cape Town Stadium, tomorrow (3pm kick-off), as a “thorn in the flesh.’’
In a space of a week, the Brazilians were also involved in the Absa Premiership and CAF Champions League set-up. On Wednesday, they played to goalless draw against Highlands Park in the league, while last Friday, they suffered a 1-0 away loss to reigning African champions Wydad Casablanca.
“This game for us is a thorn in the flesh,” Mosimane insisted. “It falls between the league and continental football. People do not understand the mood and the temperament of the emotions of the players from the past three games.
They have different outlines because you have to play a league game, where a draw can be okay, then a cup semi-final where you target the finals and the mood again changes when you know that the Horoya AC game (in the Champions League) doesn’t give you a chance but you have to win at all costs.”