Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane expects his side to turn around a 1-0 deficit in the CAF Champions League against Zimbabwean champions Chicken Inn.
Absa Premiership log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns were the only South African side not to record a victory in their opening CAF action last weekend, as they were edged out 1-0 by the Zimbabwean champions in Bulawayo in a Champions League preliminary match.
The defeat was a first in 20 games (all competitions) for the Brazilians. Mosimane feels his team were a bit sluggish at the Barbourfields Stadium, but expects to see his men turning the tie around in South Africa in two weekend’s time.
“Chicken Inn looked a lot sharper than us. They sat back and waited to catch us on the counter, and we were aware of this tactic, but eventually they did get the break,” he said.
“We played a whole lot more on the counter, and opened up a a lot as we attacked them in search of the away goal. But we just did not have the legs to sustain this,” he told the Sundowns website.
“Yes, we lost the match, but the round is not lost. We will have to do the business at home,” he continued.
“Even before the match, I spoke of the quality of Chicken Inn, so we knew what we were up against. We had noted that they had beaten sides like Highlanders and Dynamos.”