Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane praised the performance of man-of-the-match Themba Zwane but admitted his team needs to take their chances and ‘kill the game sooner’.
Zwane wrapped up the game for Sundowns when he calmly slotted past Ronwen Williams in the dying minutes of the game to seal the 2-0 win and cap off a good afternoon for ‘Mshishi’.
SuperSport found it difficult to contain Zwane and after claiming the man-of-the-match performance Mosimane revealed that he wants to be the Absa Premiership top goal-scorer and Player of the Season.
‘It’s a good start. First congratulations to Themba Zwane.’ Mosimane told Supersport TV.
‘He says he wants to be top goalscorer and player of the season. But I’m happy that Vila scored. He came to me and said, ‘What is this that he needs to correct’. I said it always looks nice and pretty but you don’t finish, you don’t score the goal. You need to finish. But I’m happy he scored with the left foot from outside the box.
‘Sometimes my players are naughty when they are trying to play their way out. Too many small passes. But you know, I don’t want to stop because I’ve got to let them to play to their potential. Because if you don’t let Vila and Themba Zwane to play those passes, then you are taking them out of the game. I wish they could shoot more, but they like to enjoy the game. It’s also good for football and for people to see. But next time they must take their opportunities and kill the game sooner. They killed it late.
‘Our defence was super. I thought I would play Riva as a right-back today but when I saw they are playing Gabuza, I knew that ball was coming from over the top all the time. And if you put Gabuza and Grobler, obviously you’re going to take it up. So, we had to choose personnel according to expectations. Because when they played Stellenbosch in a friendly game, we scouted them and Gabuza scored with a header.
‘Zwane is a highly technical player and you must allow him to play his strengths. If you make him run down the touchline and cross balls the whole day like Thapela, you are taking him out of the game, so we need to accomodate him. We have to allow him to play the way he wants to play.’
You may also like