The mind games for Mamelodi Sundowns’ Absa Premiership fixture at home against Kaizer Chiefs on Sunday have already begun.
Coach Pitso Mosimane fired the first salvo at the weekend when he told the media that “you don’t have to beat Chiefs to win the league” and followed up with another jab, arguing that their game on Wednesday – against Highlands Park – was the bigger assignment.
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As if that was not enough, Mosimane called for calm in the build up to that much anticipated grudge match against Amakhosi and revealed he has even had to plead with his own family to not be too emotional.
“Let’s get to 10 league titles, put a different star on the badge, and then we can talk and be emotional. But not now. We’ve got to be smart about our next six or seven days,” Mosimane told journalists this week.
“Everybody, including my family, they say we’ve got to beat Chiefs because they scored four against us. They want revenge. Okay, our pride has been dented in the Shell Helix Cup, but we will play it again next year. So you need to know what’s important for you and how to do it.”
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