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Give Pitso And Players Credit Where It's Due

The post-match interview with coach Pitso Mosimane after Bloemfontein Celtic took us to the cleaners was a rather surprising one to say the least, especially coming from a coach like Jingles. It was calm, honest as usual and very gentlemen like.

At the very least, we should show respect to Mosimane in this regard, as well as Teko Modise and Alje Schut who accepted the result like men.

Mosimane apologised to the Masandawana faithful for the performance on the night, but on the same token mentioned that this is football and it will happen to the best of teams. I don’t blame Pitso in all honesty, because we could have sat back and showed no desire to go on and win it.

At that moment, it was either we surrender defeat when going a couple of goals down, or get thrashed trying to claw our way back. Mosimane, being the true fighter that he is, chose to go for the jugular even with the danger of being whipped - and for that reason, we as fans should applaud Mosimane for his desire to win.

Modise, on the other hand, urged his team to move on to the next challenge and that is to win the Nedbank Cup - as it is the only trophy we realistically are able to fight for. Schut, like Mosimane, apologised to the fans for the performance and took responsibility as the captain.

At the very least, we as Downs fans should gracefully accept defeat and move on to the next challenge.

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