You must give credit to the boys to say they ran the race – Coach Pitso Mosimane

Today the ABSA Premiership’s curtain closes on the 2019/20 season and Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs are currently on fifty-six points each with the latter on top due to superior goal difference, which adds some great hype into the last day. Mamelodi Sundowns take on Black Leopards who are battling to save their Premiership status.

Coach Pitso Mosimane shared with us how the boys have done this season, “I mean, our team has been a super-team, no team has fought as we did. We fought for quarterfinals at the Champions League. I mean, I think about 12 or 14 games we put on the Champions League. They did not have to deal with travelling, coming back home on a Monday and playing on a Tuesday or Wednesday, that’s huge coming from Morocco. I think the big one was coming from North Africa, landing in South Africa and going to Black Leopards. Yeah, it was a big one. So those are milestones. Those are not done by anybody else. It was a tough one and we did that. And we’ve got maximum points for that. So we fought for the MTN 8, we lost in the semi-finals, we played two more games in the MTN8, they didn’t even play the top eight. Then we went to the Telkom final. They didn’t go there. How many games did we put? And then we now in the Nedbank Cup final. We still put more games, more legs, suspensions, injuries cost a lot of players out. So you look back and say, even if you don’t win the league, you might be saying, you feel hard done and you still have that because he didn’t win the league.”

Coach Pitso Mosimane also touched on the gruesome schedule that the Brazilians had this season and summed it up by outlining what transpired and how challenging it has been.

“You will give credit to the boys to say they ran the race, in a big race and not for one year, seven years to qualify for the Champions League in a row it is a lot of games. You can just imagine how many games they’ve loaded. This be nice and sweet to win it? Unfortunately, both teams are at 50 years. Yes, we all need it. We need it for La Decima for 10 years and 50 years, as I said, you know, it would be strange to be a sweet one if you get it, but you don’t buy it, you fight for it and you’ve got to win your games. But even winning against your game left still doesn’t guarantee you that you were to win it. But we look back and say, yeah, I look at the boys. I said they’ve given their best, you know because I think Chiefs had an easier programme and they know it’s true. You know, they played on Sunday, then they waited to play again on Sunday, even now in the bubble, they’re playing after five days. We were playing for three days. You know, the only maximum rest that we had in between the games was three days. Otherwise, there’s been two days. It has been tough. But because we had an ambitious team, because we want more, because we feel we deserve more and we fight for more. That’s it. You know, we have come far. We fought for this title.”

“If I look back I said we went for three years with him. When I came here we went for three years, we won it twice, they took it once. And then we went for two years with Wits and Wits won it once and we won it once. And then Pirates we went for two years with them neck and neck until last year we won it twice. Chiefs’ came back again. We’re fighting again with Chiefs. We have been the common denominator for the last seven years. So I would say a team of the decade,” concluded Coach Pitso Mosimane

10 Responses
  1. Thabo J

    Coach Pitso please check Lyle Lakay and indicate as to where is he contributing. Can’t cross, lose possession easily, not a good header of the ball.

  2. Dalom

    I just can’t believe this. Can someone please wake me from this dream? Well Done Boys, even though I doubted you’ll come back

  3. Raps

    People wer impatient cause of loudness from zebras doutin our coach but me i came n i told u we guin to win this league so fo future reference belive in ur team masandawana we are the champs now we very happy kabo yellowwww forever this world is ours u better belive that. Kabo yellooww forever

  4. Sbedula

    I’m happy for the boys and to you coach you did an impossible thing today .now nedbank is coming too ,yaaa we will celebrate 50 years with tyle three cups

  5. Jaws Buda

    I am short of words to be associated with such an amazing brand makes life so simple. Thanks to everybody supporting this unbelievable team. KBY I remain.

  6. ayanda

    Congratulations are in order Masandawana, this is unbelievable indeed, thanks to the Coach and the technical team, thanks to you players for La decima. A big thank you to President Motsepe for bringing us Sir Mosimane to the yellow nation, Pitso being a sundawana himself as he also played for this beautiful club. Five league titles out of Seven titles in Seven Seasons, WOW what a feat to achieve!!! and on top of that there is Ned bank, Two Telkom cups , another Nedbank cup is coming next week, Champions League, Super Cup hayi Jingles haters and jealousy ones can call you names kodwa you remain the best. Keep up my African Brother, this time you beat two Germans to the title fair and square, I salute you and your team. Ndonwabile, ndijabule ndi happy.

  7. DOWNS4EVER

    Can’t sleep bcoz I’m on cloud number nine,all thanks to the hard work the technical team and the boys displayed,During the is said God loves Downs too much,yes he showed that today and I also said we put ourselves in this situation and we are the ones to take us out of this situation,the boys did exactly that,thank you million times.We were unlucky not to score minimum of 5 goals.I saw fire in the players’ eyes,for me we had 4 man of the match,Maboe,Coetzee,Madisha and Zwane.With the signings we made I foresee us winning the league with 5 games to go.My challenge to the technical team and players is to become the first and only team to win the league 4 times in a row and that record will last for eternity,Believe it or not,I saw people burning Chiefs jerseys in Thabazimbi.We just need to bring back Mobbie,sign Mokoena,Shaulile,Mvala plus one central defender and a left back.Lastly let’s complete the season in style on Tuesday against Celtic.Pls pls pls don’t underestimate them,if we can replicate today’s performance,the sky is the limit.

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