PSL Prosecutor,Nande Becker has fired the latest salvo at Sundowns Head Coach, Pitso Mosimane in his running battle with PSL head coaches and clubs.
Yogesh Singh, the Club’s Executive: Legal & Commercial has confirmed that he has received yet another notice from Becker.
Speaking to the clubs website, he said ” Yes,I can confirm that I received an email on Friday night from Nande Becker. This notice deals with alleged statements made by our Head Coach, Pitso Mosimane after the Chiefs match and we are required to respond in 5 days to confirm or deny whether this statement was made or not”.
He went on to explain, “We are being hit left,right and centre…so this brings to three the number of potential charges our Coach could be facing. But you never know because it seems that everytime Pitso speaks there is a charge sheet in my Inbox. And then there are two assault charges against Gaston Sirino.”
On the timing of the charges, he added, “These things do not surprise me anymore. Sundowns receiving legal notices after business hours or on matchday a few hours before kickoff is sadly commonplace and I do not agree with how Nande Becker is approaching these matters and we will request the PSL to address this.”
“As Mamelodi Sundowns we do not ask that we be treated differently from other clubs but we do insist that we be treated fairly.”
Over the past few seasons, Sundowns have have had many struggles and have had to fight on all fronts including off-the-field to achieve their successes including with the PSL – which campaign the media dubbed as “Aluta Continua”.
When asked about the Club’s stance on match officiating in the PSL, Singh had this to say, “I made a statement last week that fining coaches,clubs and club owners all over the show does nothing to address the real issue… which is that we need to deal with the poor standard of match officiating and look at ways to fix this. Sundowns and all the other clubs in the league want the same thing…fairmess and consistency and we should work with the PSL and SAFA to find a solution to this as soon as we can.”