Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is always accusing other teams for playing ultra-defensive football of parking the bus but he did the same against Polokwane City by replacing offensive players with defensive minded players.
Lebohang “Cheeseboy” Mokoena was the most effective player but sacrificed for right back Bryce Moon and lone striker Rodney Ramagalela was replaced by left back Punch Masenamela.
It was inappropriate for him to cited missing of key players as a rationale behind the switch to defensive mood. Mosimane has a pool of offensive player in the bench including versatile Dove Wome but he decided to make tactical change of defensive team to protect the one goal led and maximum points.
Sundowns is famous for free flowing, well coordinated and carpet football but against City, they played unorthodox ultra-defensive football due to pressure to close the championship gap with Kaizer Chiefs.
It was not a best game by Sundowns despite a scrappy win. Mosimane is now prepared to play ultra-defensive by parking the bus too but he must desist from blaming other coaches for dirty defensive techniques as he is doing the same too.
Indeed desperate times call for desperate measures.
By Owen Mundalamo