With Mamelodi Sundowns having to travel across the African continent as well as compete in the Absa Premiership and domestic cups, Brazilians mentor Pitso Mosimane says the odds are against them as they are trying to keep up with the demanding schedule.
“We have to fight also for the league title in South Africa even though the odds are against us. It will be difficult for us now because of a lot of different programmes we are involved in, we are involved with the Caf Champions League, involved with the PSL, now it is the Nedbank Cup,” said the Sundowns head coach.
Sundowns might have been competing in the Champions League and Premiership for a couple of years winning trophies and managing to handle the tight PSL, Caf schedule but Mosimane says they can never get used to it.
“We’ve been doing the same thing especially on the month of December that included the Telkom Knockout. Managing Stellenbosch, managing AmaZulu and all those games that we have played, it is such a he, it is not an easy programme but we are humbled, we appreciate that we have been recognized,” added Mosimane, who was voted Coach of the Month for December 2019.
“Our programme is a hectic programme where we always find ourselves being involved in three tournaments in 7 days or 6 days to be honest. Of course sometimes you want to win but you might not win, you have to fight to win, to stay top of the log, “stated Mosimane.
Mosimane and his Sundowns boys are currently in Luanda, Angola where they are set to face Petro De Luanda in a Group C, Champions League game at Estadio 11 de Novembro on Saturday, kickoff at 14Hoo.
Sundowns are top of Group C with 3 wins out of their 4 games and a draw. A victory for the Brazilians against Petro De Luanda will see them qualify for the knockout stages as the group winners.
In the Absa Premiership, Sundowns who are the defending champions, are 7 points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.
By FARPost Reporter