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Pitso sings Makgalwa praises

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane praised the performance of Keletso Makgalwa after the 3-1 MTN8 victory over Bloemfontein Celtic at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday evening.

Makgalwa scored the third of Sundowns' goals when he cut in from the right-hand side on to his left foot before toe-poking the ball in to the bottom right-hand corner for the final nail in the coffin.

With his pace, trickery and ability to finish and from dead-ball situations, Makgalwa has proven himself to be quite the impact player, having come on for Gaston Sirino midway through the second half.

And Mosimane said he was delighted that Makgalwa was finally getting the recognition he deserves, having had his loan spell at Maritzburg United prematurely cut short last season.

"I'm so happy for Keletso," said Mosimane.

"When we played Chippa, an MDC player won the man-of-the-match. Today was an opportunity for us to launch one of our MDC players.

"I was a little bit disappointed when Maritzburg returned him after four months of a year programme. He's a good player. He's nippy and he knows how to score. He scored them in the MDC. I'm not surprised."

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane hailed his side's character and experience after the 3-1 MTN8 victory over Bloemfontein Celtic at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

Ndumiso Mabena gave Celtic a 1-0 lead but Sundowns bounced back with goals from Themba Zwane, Mosa Lebusa and Makgalwa and Mosimane hailed his side's never-say-die attitude and maturity.

"Normally Sundowns doesn't come back from 1-0 down," Mosimane said.

"It doesn't happen. It's unbelievable that we came back. Credit to the boys. We kept playing football. The only way they can hurt us is on breaks and that's what Steve Komphela told us. Even when they played Pirates they went out on the break a lot.

"It's good we came back. It shows experience and character. We never panicked. This time we got the subs right. Last week I got it wrong. You learn in football. We kept the balance. Sometimes you get it right, sometimes you get it wrong.

"We looked at our set-pieces. We were more dangerous in our set-pieces. Mosa Lebusa did well. He rushed the first one and tried to get too much speed on it. But the second one he got it right. Unbelievable delivery from Rivaldo. That's why we give him even corner kicks. He came in and played well.

"We've got a game now on Wednesday and it's not an easy one. And then the biggest on Saturday."

The Brazilians play Cape Town City on Tuesday and Otoho d'Oyo on Friday.