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Pitso: We shut down Teko

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane says it was vital to close down Cape Town City duo Teko Modise and Thato Mokeke.

READ: Downs grab top spot with City win

Sundowns moved to the top of the Absa Premiership table following a 3-2 win over the Citizens on Wednesday night.

“It’s always good to have five goals for people who come to the Stadium. It’s a thriller, it’s stress, it’s good. Good game,” Mosimane told SuperSport TV.

“I didn’t see the penalty to be honest. I told them at halftime that 1-0 is not going help us, we need a two goal cushion in this game because I know Cape Town City don’t park the bus. They play and they will come at us, that’s exactly what they did.

“Credit must to Benni [McCarthy] his team plays well but we had to shut-down the midfield. We shut-down Teko [Modise] and don’t give Thato Mokete enough time on the ball. We closed Teko down hence Benni took him out. He’s a good player and can distribute the balls. ‘Keke’ [Hlompho Kekana] played a little bit stronger on him.”

The former Bafana Bafana mentor added that the third goal scored by Phakamani Mahlambi was crucial to establish a two-goal cushion as City pulled a goal back in stoppage time.

“Very important goal [third goal by Phakamani Mahlambi], what a pass from Themba Zwane. I thought he was going to go for it himself and not pass and he passed hey. It’s unbelievable. It’s a big goal, look what happened at the end.

“Very important goal [third goal by Phakamani Mahlambi], what a pass from Themba Zwane. I thought he was going to go for it himself and not pass and he passed hey. It’s unbelievable. It’s a big goal, look what happened at the end.

“But let’s be honest, we should have scored two or three more hey. Inasmuch as they are a good team, we had a lot of chances, as I always say Sundowns can miss!”

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