Pitso slams Adokiye Amies­i­maka pitch

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

MAMELODI Sun­downs coach Pitso Mosi­mane has slammed the con­di­tion of the turf at the Adokiye Amies­i­maka Sta­dium fol­low­ing their 3-1 loss to Eny­imba in their fi­nal Caf Cham­pi­ons League group B game on Tues­day.

The match was played on a wa­ter­logged pitch, and Mosi­mane be­lieves this made it im­pos­si­ble for his team to play good football.

"In con­di­tions like this we find it very dif­fi­cult to play football," he told su­pers­port.com.

"We wish we had played on a proper pitch and we would have given you good football.

"We played well in patches, and if we weren't hold­ing back Eny­imba could have scored more. They had us in a cor­ner.

"We couldn't play the way we did in our pre­vi­ous games on such a sur­face."

He ac­knowl­edged that the pitch caused prob­lems for both sides, but noted that Eny­imba's phys­i­cal at­tributes gave them an edge.

"I have to say the poor state of the pitch af­fected both sides, but we don't have the body to play this kind of game," he said.

"Our guys are small and couldn't com­pete phys­i­cally against Eny­imba in these con­di­tions.

"Eny­imba had played in sim­i­lar con­di­tions when they hosted Za­malek. So, they were bet­ter pre­pared. "We have never ex­pe­ri­enced this be­fore." Sun­downs had al­ready qual­i­fied for the semi­fi­nals of the com­pe­ti­tion and will face the side that fin­ishes in sec­ond place from group A. — su­pers­port.com

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