Downs Ready to Compete for the Cup

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.

4 Responses
  1. muzi kunene

    Tjoo saze savelelwa today that controversy happened when Downs is involved people will keep on commenting till Jesus come bit honestly speaking it look like a legitimate goal to me and who cares its our time to benefit kunini besi robha.

  2. muzi kunene

    This season is the year of benefiting, last week in Morocco we were denied a legitimate goal but to my surprise nobody symphysed with us instead they laughed at us that We drew

  3. Mfana

    Congratulations to the boys they played their lungs out as if their lives depended to the game.Its been quite sometime that we lifted the domestic trophy but today we dd it.And soccer gods r smiling with us.But to the game itself I think our central pairing of Madisha&Lebusa are the weakest link as far as the team is concerned.How can the defence struggle against the same striker who was a thorn against Chiefs,let alone having so many shots on target.The positional play of Madisha always leaves a lot to b desired especially not always man marking the target man.Then in all we need 2 or so central defenders in times of trouble or someone in the mould of Mkhwanazi from Wits.

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