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Pitso: I Hear Some People Saying Chiefs Blew It...

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach, Pitso Mosimane, has spoken about how his side beat Kaizer Chiefs to the Absa Premiership title on the final day of the 2019/20 season.

Mosimane led Downs to a remarkable title win on the last day of the season after Chiefs led the log for most of the campaign under former coach, Ernst Middendorp. 

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In an exclusive interview in edition 1191 of Soccer Laduma, Mosimane has explained how the Brazilians held their own on their way to the title, despite the challenges faced in closing a 13-point gap at some stage during the season.

“You must remember that our game was about two minutes behind Chiefs’ and Leopards also had players going down. We had none of that and every time someone went down, we’d remind them that we don’t have time as we need goals. Our objective was to get one more goal than Chiefs and we knew Baroka would never lose 3-0, never! Between us and Chiefs, who was to play more emotional? It was Chiefs because they had to win and protect the goals because a win for us wouldn’t just be enough. We knew that a win would give us equal points, if Chiefs also win, but that wouldn’t be enough because we needed more goals. Chiefs were the stressed ones and not us. We also played mind games by declaring that the league was for them to lose and that coach (Ernst) Middendorp stands a good chance to win his first league title,” Mosimane said, in part.

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“We are celebrating our 50th anniversary with Chiefs and they had cake and a new jersey, while we looked like we didn’t know what we were doing. We had to get something and I hear some people saying Chiefs blew it, but I don’t want to go there because it would sound like I’m vindictive. All I’m just saying is that it was a greatest comeback ever! We did the same thing against Pirates last season when they lead by 11 points, having not featured in the MTN8 and it was copy and paste with Chiefs this season. We don’t even know pre-season because we are always involved in continental football and this is the credit that people need to give to Sundowns. That’s why I always say we run a different race,” the coach added.  

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In the interview, Mosimane also talks about, among other interesting topics: 

  • Celebrating title success before the final whistle in their match against Leopards
  • The Tebogo Langerman issue in the Nedbank Cup final against Bloemfontein Celtic
  • And not winning the Q-Innovation this season   

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