Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane, says “It’s always good to beat a Nigerian team” following his side’s 2-1 victory over Enyimba in the CAF Champions League on Wednesday.
The South African side emerged superior over their West African rivals at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, Tshwane to the delight of their boss.
The Rainbow nation hold an abysmal record against their visitors both at club and national team level with the Bafana Bafana yet to beat the Super Eagles in a competitive match.
And Pitso, who was part of the South African side that lost to Nigeria in a FIFA World Cup qualifier in 1993, was glad to finally end that streak.
“Being patriotic, as a South African, it’s always good to beat a Nigerian team,” the former Bafana boss told SuperSport after the game.
“Because there is always that talk about Bafana Bafana and the Super Eagles and that South African teams are not being able to beat Nigerian teams. So that talk must stop at this point in time.”
The former SuperSport coach added: “The Champions League, for our country, means to take away the phobia of facing an Enyimba with the two stars on top of the badge.”
Sundowns are level on points with Zamalek who they face next on July 17 before a trip to the Nigerian champions.
And the 51-year-old gaffer, who is motivated by his side’s exploits against the two-time winners isn’t afraid of any other team in Group B.
He said: “We are going now to the Egyptians and if we can get our concentration right like we did in Setif, we can win.
“I think we can also go to Enyimba and win. I’m not being cocky, I’m being honest.”