Pitso slams Adokiye Amiesimaka pitch
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