Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane hailed his opponents , Chippa United, performance
in the MTN8 second leg semifinals at Lucas Moripe stadium yesterday.
narrowly beat Chippa 1-0 last night to book their place in the final, where
they will play on-form Bidvest Wits at Mbombela Stadium on 1 October (5pm).
Chilli boys held Sundowns to a goalless draw in the first leg at Nelson Mandela
stadium, Port Elizabeth. But second half substitute Anthony Laffor fired a
grass-cutting shot in the second leg to take the host to their first final of
said he knew that Chippa was going to make it difficult for them but had
pre-planned for them.
said: “We played a very, very good side and in the second half I want to
believe they were better than us. Once Chippa is settled they are good and
troubling but we had to soldier on and do the business and the business was to
go to the final.
is a very great team. I don’t think there is any team (in the PSL) that can
claim ball possession from Chippa. We tried to intimidate them but they were
strong for us. We tried to push them in their half but they also escaped. I
think Dan Malesela has done an exceptionally job for Chippa.”
will now switch his focus to CAF Champions League second leg semifinals against
Zesco United at the same venue. The Brazilian suffered a 2-1 defeat in Zambia
and they will be looking to get that only goal on Saturday evening (7pm) to
reach two finals in the space of three days.