Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane seems to have taken another indirect sly dig at Kaizer Chiefs by emphasizing why they have all the reasons in the world to walk away with the Absa Premiership title at the end of the season.
The Glamour Boys have limited participation in local and continental competitions, competing on just two fronts after not qualifying for the top eight last season. The league and the Nedbank Cup are the only trophies they will be vying for.
‘Jingels’ argued that Ernst Middendorp’s charges did not take part in the MTN8 and CAF club competitions, compared to them and Bidvest Wits.
“A lot of games create problems. Chiefs are not playing, they are waiting for you, they got seven or eight days. Let’s go to CAF and put more games, “Mosimane said as quoted by TimesLIVE.
“You know how many games Wits put? They had six in the group stages (CAF Confederation Cup) and for them to qualify they had six, so they put 12 games. Twelve more than your competitor who is on top.
“We put 12 as well, Telkom Knockout where did it take us, final. MTN8, two semifinals in between. The competitors did not even qualify for the top eight. So they are fresh, they are strong, they have to win the league. Chiefs have to win the league. They have no excuse. It’s like I’m at school, I’m doing 10 courses, you are doing three or four. At the end of the year, you must pass you did three. No, you have to pass with distinction.”
Not in so many words, but the Masandawana mentor also seems to have admitted that Chiefs could be difficult to catch in the title race.
“We have to be honest, it has never been in our hands. I mean those guys after game three they took another direction. They ran with this thing… they are not dropping points.”