The reigning African champions finished second to Wits following a spate of draws and disappointing losses in the final stretch of the league title chase.
Mosimane believes his side had a fantastic run despite finishing the season empty handed in their already decorated trophy cabinet.
Afer his side’s 2-2 draw with Highlands Park in the last match of the season, Mosimane backed his players saying that they displayed character and played like champions amidst the challenge of the backlog of fixtures which eventually resulted in fatigue in most of the players.
“We must be proud of our achievements. We won the CAF Champions League and CAF Super Cup and gained valuable experience playing in the FIFA Club World Cup. Sundowns is an ambitious club and will always give it our all but we can’t win everything and our supporters have accepted this,” Mosimane said.
The Brazilians were surprisingly held to a goalless stalemate at home in their opening Group C match by Ethiopian side, Saint George but redeemed themselves with a 3-1 away win over AS Vita in Kinshasa last week.
The holders are now joint leaders with the Esperance which makes Friday’s clash between the two sides even more interesting.
The home side will be looking at carrying on from where they left off in DR Congo but will have to do so without some of their key players. Midfield dynamo, Hlompho Kekana is out injured just as star player, Khama Billiat and Liberia-import, Anthony Laffor.
Mosimane will be banking on the return of defender, Bangaly Somahorou who is racing against time to be fit for the crucial encounter against the Tunisian visitors.
In the other Group C match in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia champions, Saint George will be seeking for their first win against AS Vita on Sunday.
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