Mosimane: Catch us if you can

Catch us if you can. That’s the chilling message Mamelodi Sundowns’ coach Pitso Mosimane issued to the other championship contenders now that the Brazilians sit at the top of the Absa Premiership standings.

The Brazilians finally overtook Bidvest Wits after three failed attempts to move to first place. They did so in spectacular fashion with a 3-2 win in an entertaining contest against Cape Town City at Loftus Versfeld on Wednesday. Goals from Lebohang Maboe, Anthony Laffor and Phakamani Mahlambi sealed the victory for Sundowns.

“It was a thriller,” Mosimane said. “We wrapped it up when we scored the third goal, until that scorcher from Kermit Erasmus. Credit to him. Before we scored the first goal, we should have been 3-0 up. Let’s be honest. With respect, we should have been 3-0 up before we scored the first goal. It was the first time I saw us have an upper hand over them. But they still remain a good team, they play and they don’t park any bus. They come at you all the time.”

Sundowns lead Wits by a point, but Bafana BaStyle have a game in hand. The Brazilians now shift their focus to Bloemfontein Celtic who they host at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

“This is the first time we’re on top,” Mosimane said. “If we apply our experience of being there, because we have been there before. Normally when we’re there, we don’t come back. I hope we continue with the same experience. We will see. Bloemfontein Celtic, I hope that they don’t disturb us. But the big one is the return leg in Cape Town against Cape Town City on Tuesday. They will never, ever, ever allow us to score three goals. It’s going to a tight one, it’s going to be like the Wits one. I hope that there are no red cards. You never know, maybe you nick it and go with it.

“I told you that the point against Wits was a big point. We went FNB Stadium last season and I told you that that point we got from Kaizer Chiefs is a big point. We went to FNB Stadium this season, and that was a big win for us. You were surprised to see me running to the corner. It’s because I knew it was a big one. It wasn’t easy.”

18 Responses
  1. Denelson

    One thing technical stuff is missing. They are taking too long to substitute and please guys let’s give Tade a chance

  2. Bango

    There is always a first time in life and it is always a pleasant experience, l think after the Celtic game the pressure will be less and we will begin to play the Sundowns way. The last third of the Competition is always the exciting and very emotional phase of the game, long walk to freedom, you compete till the last day, this is the time we have to show character and experience, the starting power is not always the staying and finishing power, if you have struggled moving forward like Sundowns the moment you get it right you become a difficult team. l don’t know how many times we complained, cried , sighed to see Sundowns on top, it has eventually happened and now we cry to see progression towards the finishing line. If Sundowns can begin what we believe they can do it becomes a pleasure to do, new songs will soon begin, we soon forget about the struggles of construction phase ,but that’s where things began. Playing to score more goals than our opponents makes up our agenda of the final third, the last 10 crucial games.

  3. Themba pawuli

    Thanks Sir lex mosimane we believe in u, u make us proud and always rally behind the club all the best against Celtic’s. Sky is the limit Masandawan ” kaboyelo”

  4. Bango

    l have been checking the bloggers all over, that last match that ushered Sundowns on top of the Log with just one point made many people give in and believe Sundowns to be guys for the League,and many were left adamant, soccer can really Kill you.Yes it suits and fits well for Sundowns to be where there are at this point in time. l saw many new supporters for Capetown City on that day, Soccer is interesting,soccer loving fans for the beautiful game! Celtic has a tendency to disturb us, but this time l don’t see them standing on the way of a fully charged yellow machine, they will give us competition , but l long for a big margin they once gave us, Masandawana when will we score at least 5 goals in a match for us? The victory today takes away all the pressure from the players and we will then see less or no mistakes at all. Make us proud, we want to start new songs, Kaboyellow! l cant wait!

  5. 4 out of 6 is not bad considering the opponents faced.Now that we are on top of the log standings, there’s no reason why we should not defend our title bcoz we have the best team in Africa coached by the best in the continent. Challenging 9 fixtures lies ahead.Our game against the Citizens on tuesday is going to be a thriller considering both teams will want to rectify their slow start to games n failure to convert the earliest created chances. To the rest we say “Catch us if you can”. KBY

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