Mosimane treads carefully in title race


Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has played down talks of knocking Kaizer Chiefs off their perch at the top of the Absa Premiership standings.

This follows Downs’ 3-0 victory over AmaZulu at Moses Mabhida Stadium at the weekend, which ensured Sundowns reduce the gap just to 4 points at the top.

SuperSport United defeated Amakhosi 2-1  at Mbombela Stadium to blow the Absa Premiership title race wide open with goals from Bradley Grobler and Thamsanqa Gabuza getting the job done for Kaitano Tembo’s men and despite that, Mosimane feels it’s way to early to talk about winning the league and expect Chiefs to widen the gap once again.

“It’s early, it’s too early we have a big game on Tuesday (against Bidvest Wits) we don’t have enough rest and you don’t want to play that team when you come from here and with the traveling and all that and it’s a second time we are playing them after two and a half days you remember after the (Telkom Knockout) final also and they are a strong team Wits so you can’t talk too much because you have to cross that bridge first you know you can’t get to excited ” said Jingles.

“Yes I told you a long time ago that May is too far, there’s lot of games, 15 games guys we still have Wits we still have Orlando Pirates, we still have Chiefs, we still have SuperSport… I mean it’s far for us hey you cannot be talking about us, no it’s too far and the same for everybody hey same for everybody so those games are big games neh so May is too far.

“I told you we need to keep calm even (Wits coach) Gavin Hunt said it and when Gavin Hunt speaks I mean I think the guy has won the league more than me and he knows how to win the league and those are the people I need to read and listen to what their saying also it’s to far,” continued the 55-year-old mentor.

Mosimane went on to reveal that he was never really stressing about Chiefs stretching their lead at the top as he knew he could always bank on his cross town rivals SuperSport United to spoil the party for Amakhosi.

“I knew about the game of SuperSport , I thought it was going to be a draw but SuperSport are SuperSport you know them even last year you know what happened last year the same area in Mbombela? They disturbed those guys they beat us also so you gotta respect them,” added the former Bafana Bafana coach.

With Amakhosi dropping points once again, the door has opened as Bidvest Wits, Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United are all back in contention as the Absa Premiership tittle race heats up.

By Ntobeko Mbambo