Mamelodi Sundowns Head Coach Pitso Mosimane spoke to the media ahead of Saturday’s Telkom Knockout Cup Final against Martizburg United.
Coach Pitso was in good spirits when asked about Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium as the venue for the final:
“When it comes to trophies the Kingdom of Kwa-Zulu Natal has been good for us.”
“For me, the first trophy was here in the stadium next to [Moses Mabhida], the second one was in Maritzburg for the league, and the third one was an unbelievable display here for the same cup [2015 Telkom Knockout Final] when Denis Onyango saved two penalties, it was one of our best performances ever.”
Mosimane explained how Sundowns’ preparations for the final have not been affected by their heavily congested fixture list:
“We are used to this, one day [of preparation] is enough. The boys are fit, what we do at Mamelodi Sundowns is work more on regeneration, more on bringing energy levels back up, dealing with niggling injuries.”
“We just try to manage the players and bring them up to a good condition, we want them to be fresh.”
“We are not a well-rested team, we play every three days and we compete with teams that rest.”
Downs will aim to claim their first piece of domestic silverware of the season when they take on Maritzburg United on Saturday evening. Kick-off at Moses Mabhida Stadium is at 18:00.