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Pitso Reacts To Worst Career Defeat

Former Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane says he takes “full responsibility” for Abha FC’s 8-0 defeat to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr, which was the highest loss of his career.

Mosimane abd Abha were in for a tough outing, with Ronaldo and Abha running riot in the first half.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored a hat-trick in the first half and was taken off at the break alongside Sadio Mane, who was also on the scoresheet.

After the match, Mosimane said he’ll take responsibility for the loss, but also insisted his players must learn from their mistakes.

“I bear full responsibility,” he said, as per Yallakora.

“We must accept the loss after committing many mistakes, and we must learn from this harsh lesson.

“Al Nassr gave us five goals with serious mistakes. I feel sorry for the player, Mohammed Al-Qahtani (22). He is a young player and must learn from his mistakes in the upcoming matches.”

Despite the record-defeat Mosimane’s side are just two points away from safety after picking up eight points in six games under the South African tactician so far.

“Our first mission now is to stay in the Saudi League,” he added.

The 8-0 defeat was the heaviest loss Mosimane had to endure during his illustrious coaching career so far.

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