Outspoken Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has warned rivals Kaizer Chiefs of a fierce contest for the League Championship.
The 55-year-old coach, who’s side is 10 points behind log leaders Chiefs, believes that they are very capable and are firm favourites to bag the league title for the fifth time since taking charge, but admits it won’t be an easy journey.
“The league is for Chiefs to lose‚ I mean really,” said Mosimane as quoted by TimesLive
“It is in your hands now but we haven’t given up and we are going for it because anything is possible. You’ll never know because Chiefs still have to play Wits twice and they still have Pirates and us.
“You know that we can also win against them (Chiefs) at FNB Stadium. Those are possibilities‚ I am not saying it’s going to happen but we have to keep going.
“We drew against Wits twice‚ lost to Pirates and that’s the reality. Hopefully reality can happen on the other side also to make the league race interesting.
“I think you want the league to be interesting‚ let it be the last two games and it’s equal on points. You know we are going to have a photo finish there. Even the last five‚ we can go five in a row and that I can guarantee you.
“So‚ let it be on the table‚ maybe it will be a good finish. Maybe I must speak to Huntie (Wits coach Gavin Hunt) and say Huntie do your work‚ do your stuff my brother.
“You took four points from me‚ so take four points somewhere also. JZ (Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer) and Gabadinho Mhango) are on form‚ so let’s see what happens. Watch this space.”
Despite the fact that the Brazilians are contesting on continental spaces, they still need to work hard to at least finish second for qualification in next season’s CAF campaign.
“You can’t buy a spot in the Champions League‚ you have to play for it but we will try and get it‚” Mosimane continued.
“That is why it is important for big teams to come and play at this level‚ let’s see who you are and what do you have. Combine the Champions League‚ Nedbank Cup‚ the league and let’s see if you can do that.”
The former CAF coach of the year dismissed suggestions that his troops can win a quadruple following their participation Nedbank Cup‚ Champions League and the Absa Premiership to the Telkom Knockout they have already won.
“If I say no‚ Sundowns fans will be disappointed with me and say you are not ambitious‚ and if I say yes you are a little bit arrogant and make people to sharpen their swords and knives.”