Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Nedbank Cup

Pitso Mosimane © Backpagepix

Cup win first step for Sundowns



Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes Friday night's Nedbank Cup win over Ajax Cape Town is another positive step in the rebuilding of his side.

Since taking over from Johann Neeskens late last year, Mosimane has overseen a change in fortunes for the talented but under-performing team.

Downs came into the match on the back of a league stale-mate with lowly Golden Arrows, and Mosimane was pleased to see his players showing character as they bounced back with a cup triumph.

"It was a good game, a tough game. It's a cup you know, end to end," he said.

"I was a bit worried with my players' legs because I didn't change the line-up for four games in a row."

"They need a tongue-lashing sometimes. And they responded, With pride and with integrity, with consistency. They fought - this team is strong, it sends a message, we are getting there."

"I hope the dice rolls well for us with a Castle League team [in the next round, the last 16]. But it's good for PSL football [the Ajax game], this is lovely, beautiful football. We are learning and gaining confidence."

Home coach Jan Versleijen saw some positive signs from the game which he hopes will translate into the Cape side climbing away from the foot of the table in the league.

"This was a real cup game. In these games you can see the true character, and I can see the character that we need to fight and stay in the PSL," said Versleijen.

"We don't [shouldn't] have to be in the position where we are now in the PSL, but that probably has to do with the character we have to show.

"Playing nice football is ok, but if you are playing for survival, playing like every game a final, that's what we have to, like in this cup, then we don't have to worry about staying in the PSL, if we show this character."

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Thu, 24 Apr @ 03:20
Thu, 24 Apr @ 05:00
Thu, 24 Apr @ 07:30

Sports Talk



Neil Tovey
Reason to feel Chippa
Winning automatic promotion to the PSL is always a fine achievement. Chippa United, however,...

Abiye Opuamah
Sacking Moyes the right decision?
As the news of David Moyes’s sacking reverberates around the football community, there will be more...

Carol Radull
Was Moyes's appointment deliberate?
I know every football blogger in the world has to blog about David Moyes this week and since I’m...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Finally Moyes is out of his misery
Finally emotions have been replaced by common sense and David Moyes has been put out of his misery...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Coach's behaviour appalling, could lead to deaths of referees
The recent after match comments by the coach of EPL club Chelsea is nothing short of appalling and...

Sunday Oliseh
Do Brazil deserve the favourites tag?
In the build up to the World Cup, I’ll be previewing the teams involved, starting with hosts...