Mosimane: We need competition


Mamelodi Sundowns have been dominating the South African club football scenes for quite some time now, winning the Absa Premiership in two consecutive seasons and four times in the past six seasons, and the club’s head coach Pitso Mosimane says they need competition.

Mosimane is without a doubt a serial winner as he has won four League titles since joining the ‘Brazilians’ in 2012.

The well-respected coach has also won two Telkom Knockout Cups, the Nedbank Cup, the historic CAF Champions League in 2016 and the CAF Super Cup the following year – conquering Africa.

“It is not nice when there’s just one team that is winning. We need competition,” Mosimane told IOL Sport.

Mosimane also once said: “I am trying to find a team that can really give us a go. The only team that can play and give us toe-to-toe it’s one team, Orlando Pirates, and the rest I don’t want to mention their names.

“I am not disrespecting other teams, but I am here to find a team to play toe-to-toe with us…I see everybody doing total withdrawal playing deep and withdrawn and that’s the only way they can challenge us.”

Sundowns and Mosimane are eager to defend their title and win the League for the third time in a row.

Before the coronavirus crisis put a halt to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) season, Kaizer Chiefs were top of the log standings, four points ahead of Sundowns in second place and with a game in hand.

The Kagiso-born mentor has been throwing jibes at Chiefs and their head coach Ernst Middendorp throughout the season and but insists that he has nothing against ‘Amakhosi’ despite being labelled a ‘hater’. Picture courtesy of Mamelodi Sundowns.

“I grew up supporting Kaizer Chiefs by the way. People don’t know that. I don’t hate Kaizer Chiefs, but they are my competition. It is nothing personal,” said the Downs coach.

“The reason Mamelodi Sundowns supporters feel that Middendorp doesn’t like them is because he also doesn’t talk nice about us. People must understand that we are competing. I know a lot of people don’t like some of the things I say about them (Chiefs), but we are rivals in the League,” he added.

Mosimane went on to say that he also threw jibes at Pirates when they were competing for the League in the previous seasons.

“Not that I hated them. It is competition, nothing personal,” concluded Mosimane

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By FARPost Reporter 

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