Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes that captain Hlompho Kekana and Andile Jali played a crucial role against Golden Arrows on Saturday.
Goals from Hlompho Kekana and Gaston Sirino saw Sundowns book their place in the Telkom Knockout Cup final following their 2-1 victory over Arrows at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.
The Brazilians will now face either Kaizer Chiefs or Maritzburg United in the final with their game taking place at the Mbombela Stadium on Sunday.
‘When we played them last time here we scored first and Thapelo [Morena] missed a chance that the goalkeeper blocked, he should’ve played it across for Mauricio [Affonso], we should have scored two goals in the first-half. Fortunately today we managed to score the two goals,’ Mosimane told SuperSport TV after the game.
‘We played it with experience, inasmuch as they are a good team, good players, good coach but this kind of a game is a [Caf] Champions League game, we know how to play this game.
‘That’s why I said earlier is a game of [Hlompho] Kekana and Andile [Jali] and that’s why I sacrificed Kekana at half-time because I knew there was going to be a red-card, this game has got a red card.
‘But you know Andile is looking good, sharp, lean, mind right, attitude right, that’s the player we bought hey. He need to play like this all the time. He’s got quality, he’s a good football player. He can play for Bafana if he plays like this.’
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