Rulani Mokwena was happy with Mamelodi Sundowns’ level towards Al-Hilal of their CAF Champions League conflict on Friday.
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Mamelodi Sundowns had already certified from Group B as leaders previous to the match, with the outcome leaving Al-Hilal in third place, combating it out for the ultimate knockout roundds with second-placed CR Belouizdad.
Mokwena praised newly-appointed Al-Hilal coach Ricardo Formosinho earlier than admitting his facet needed to work laborious for the goalless draw.
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He informed the membership’s web site: “Firstly, allow us to give enormous congratulations to teach Ricardo and his employees. It’s unbelievable that Africa can recruit coaches of his calibre along with his technical employees, [they have] enormous expertise, a lot of high quality and [have worked] on the highest stage.”
Rulani Mokwena added: “We knew we needed to play very sturdy, after we didn’t have possession of the ball we needed to work a little bit bit to maintain compact and deny them areas behind us.
“Perhaps at sure moments within the first half we dropped off too early. We have been higher within the second half the place we induced a little bit little bit of stress and pressed a bit increased.
“We’re happy with the outcome.”
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