Mosimane said he told his players to not leave the pitch after the final whistle and congratulate their opponents. He also praised the Brazilians’ supporters who gave the Students a congratulatory round of applause.
“I told my players to stay and congratulate them (Wits). We are not sore losers,” said Mosimane.
But he was not so impressed by the showboating instigated by Sfiso Hlanti who was later joined by Xola Mlambo in a show that had all the fans (including Sundowns’) clapping as they displayed their silky touches.
“I think they should not have showboated, they should have respected us. But it is acceptable in South Africa. If you win 3-0 or even 2-0, you can do it. But when we scored four against them last season, we didn’t do it. Maybe we should have done it. We have players who can do the tricks in the team, but we respected them,” said Mosimane.