Absa Premiership

Pitso: We need to master Africa

Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes a little more quality needs to be added to his squad in order to be highly competitive in the CAF Champions League.

Sundowns have been a mainstay in the competition since winning the tournament in 2016, and this past season reached the semi-finals of the tournament.

On their way to the final four, they famously destroyed African giants Al Ahly 5-1 before crashing out to Wydad Casablanca.

Nonetheless, while Mosimane feels his team are now respected by the big guns on the continent, he thinks they still lack some quality in key areas to become more dominant.

Speaking to reporters, he said: "I know they [teams in Africa] respect us because we've been there all the time and we know.

"We've understood now the North African football, we understand it. My players understand and I do understand, but we need to master.

"Understanding is something and mastering is something else. Wydad has mastered, Esperance has mastered.

"We are not convincing, that's where we need to top it up a little bit. [We need to get] The right quality to do that [win the competition]."

Wydad and Esperance are currently playing for the crown with the match being tied at 1-1 after the first leg. The second leg is set for Friday in Rades.

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