Pitso Mosimane happy with his squad
Coach admits playing in three different competitions put strain on players but he believes they can cope
Pitso Mosimane has backed the depth of his squad after a second-string Mamelodi Sundowns lost their MTN8 semifinal first leg 1-0 to Cape Town City on Saturday. Sundowns had what looked like a good goal by Anthony Laffor chalked off for offside and hit the woodwork twice. Mosimane handed first starts to Toni Silva‚ Mosa Lebusa and Sphelele Mkhulise‚ selected midfielder Lucky Mohomi from the start and gave an extended run to new Venezuelan forward Jose Ali Meza among nine changes to his side. The coach‚ who rested key players in anticipation of Tuesday’s must-win Caf Champions League clash against Horoya of Guinea at home‚ was happy with the performance but disappointed with the result. "We played well‚ I’m not unhappy with my boys … 90% of the team on the pitch has not played even 45 minutes recently‚" he said. "They came here and played a tough game like this. It was brilliant and I am happy with the progression. We have a different programme and we are managing it well. "We are an ...