Mosimane: The White Jersey Doesn’t Lose

The sight of Mamelodi Sundowns’ white away jersey brings a smile on coach Pitso Mosimane and excites the players due to the club’s impressive form on the road.

Nine of the Brazilians’ 14 wins in the league have come on the road. Sundowns will look to make it 10 wins on Sunday at Peter Mokaba Stadium against Baroka FC. A win in Polokwane will stretch the Brazilians’ lead at the top to four points with five games to go.

“I like that stat, that’s why the boys say that they like the white jersey,” Mosimane said. “The white jersey doesn’t lose a lot. It always wins. But what I don’t like is going to Cape Town, come back and play three days later and then travel again. You could see against Chippa United that we weren’t the Sundowns that we like. It’s squeaky bum time my friend. It’s that space. We will now be on the bus to Polokwane, for four hours. It’s all about regeneration. That’s why we had others training immediately after the match against Chippa. We need more legs. Anele Ngcongca came in and obviously I don’t expect him to finish the game but he played well even though he couldn’t finish the game. He was cramping. It’s normal. If you don’t manage Khama Billiat and Percy Tau we might lose them and this is the time where we need them, along with Sibusiso Vilakazi. They are important, they score goals. If they share goals like that, the three upfront, it’s always good.”

Tau and Billiat scored in the 2-0 win over Chippa at Loftus Versfeld on Wednesday which saw the Brazilians keep their place at the summit. Mosimane will look at the club’s brilliant attack once again for inspiration in Sundowns’ game in hand against Baroka.

“They have an attack and they are cocky,” Mosimane said. “They are free-spirited. They play well. Talent Chawapiwa takes on everyone, you saw what he did to Mulomowandau Mathoho and all those other guys. He is a very, very tough player to manage. They are a good team.”