Mosimane wants Downs to have it easy

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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is hoping for a smooth sailing in the Nedbank Cup as he entertains the possibility of winning a quadruple.

Mosimane, whose side has bagged the Telkom Knockout so far this season, wants favorable draws – teams from lower leagues – all the way to the final in the Nedbank Cup.

Sundowns are also in the running for the Absa Premiership and the CAF Champions League titles. On the possibility of achieving a quadruple this season, Mosimane says conditions must be ideal.

“If you say no, you are not ambitious. If you say yes, you might be a little bit arrogant. You make people to sharpen their swords and knives and when you come, they are going to cut you. I don’t know. If you give me Amavarara, VUT (Vaal University of Technology), all the way to the final.

“I mean, we can’t have an excuse. Can I have those things? TS Galaxy in the final is for you to take it. Amavarara semifinal…There was another Tornado, in the 90th minute, you win. Before Tornado, there was another one in Sisa Dukashe. I mean it’s given to you.” – Mosimane. 

“Can I have that also, then you can talk quadruples,” said Mosimane after his men beat SuperSport 1-0 to make the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup.”

Mosimane says Sundowns is still in the running for the league title though it is Chiefs’ to lose. Jingles says his charges will give it their best shot in the league and in the continental showpiece.

“The league is for Chiefs to lose it. It’s in your hands now. But we haven’t given up. We are going for it. Anything is possible. We will try and get the Champions League spot first. And if we can win the league, we will go for it.

“It’s the same Champions League. It draws you; it lures you… where did it spit us last year? In the semifinals but fortunately we won the league,” said Mosimane, who is also banking on Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates to thwart Chiefs.

“Maybe you never know Wits can… They have to play Chiefs twice. What if there’s two draws there. (There’s) Pirates. We also believe that we can win the match against Chiefs at FNB. Those are possibilities. I am not saying it’s gonna happen,” added the ‘Brazilians’ mentor.

“You have to keep going because we saw Chiefs in the 94th minute against Arrows. Is it possible? Yes. And you can say about me, we drew against Wits twice and we lost to Pirates. That’s reality. Hopefully reality can happen on the other side. It can make it interesting,” concluded Mosimane.

By Hosea Ramphekwa

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