Pitso: Don’t undermine the PSL

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Following their CAF Champions League victory over Angolan side Petro de Luanda on Saturday night, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has reiterated that the PSL is amongst the top 4 Leagues in Africa in terms of competitiveness.

The Brazilians started their Group C campaign with a 3-0 win over Petro de Luanda with goals from Mauricio Affonso, Motjeka Madisha andSphelele Mkhulise at Loftus Stadium.

Mosimane admitted that although the most successful club in Angola showed some resistance, PSL standards are just much high than the fellow Southern African country.

“I saw their derby with Primeiro de Agosto and there was big resistance – it was competitive. I mean this team is big there (in Angola),” said the former Bafana Bafana coach.

“You go there and you are guaranteed there will be 60 000 easy. The PSL, yeah, I have always told you don’t undermine the PSL.

“I mean we played AmaZulu, we didn’t find this free flow so the PSL is stronger especially in terms of defensive organisation of the opposition. The PSL is not easy.

“The PSL is stronger than the Angolan League, that one I will agree to. I think we are amongst the top 3 or top 4; THE Tunisian League is strong, Moroccan League is strong, Egyptian League is strong, you don’t want to take Algeria for granted as well,” he said.

“I think top 4 because if you go to DRC (Democratric Republic of Congo) of course it’s AS Vita and TP Mazembe, they are having their own party there.”

Sundowns are top of their Champions League group with the win against Petro, after USM Alger and Wydad Casablanca played to a 1-1 draw in the other group match.

The Brazilians will play Wydad away on Saturday in their second match of the group.

By Ofhani Munyai

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