Register Login Live

Mamelodi Sundowns

Pitso Lifts Lid On His Downs Contract Saga…

Four months after agreeing on a new contract at Mamelodi Sundowns, coach Pitso Mosimane has shed light on the protracted negotiations behind the scenes.

‘Jingles’ signed a what’s reportedly a lucrative four-year deal back in May before his initial deal was expected to run out on June 30.

Read: Breaking: Crunch Talks At Chiefs 

In his forthright manner, Mosimane had always been vocal about his wish to remain in the hot seat, but the club, surprisingly, appeared to drag its feet in concluding talks over this future with rivals teams both here at home and abroad waiting in the wings.  

But his crowning moment arrived on Saturday with a record 10th league title for Sundowns and an unprecedented fifth for Mosimane in his seven years at Chloorkop – some vindication for the coach as he opened up about ‘doubters’.

“It’s been a difficult year because there have been a lot of doubters – media talks, but the yellow nation never gave up. This title is special and it is sweet,” the coach told journalists.  

“Do you know how long it took for my contract to be renewed? You know how long I begged for my contract – that I am the right guy, and that I have earned it?”  

Downs overtook Kaizer Chiefs, who led the log table throughout the season and fell at the last hurdle, to be crowned the champions at the weekend.

Read: Downs' R16m Double Swoop! 

“I got it and I am still standing. It has been difficult at the club, it was very difficult for me this year. It has never been this difficult in all my years at Sundowns, but if you are strong mentally and keep things to yourself, not going out to make excuses, then the team shows it is strong,” Mosimane explained.

“Next year we will be even stronger. All I wanted for Sundowns, for the board and the fans is a different star below their badge. The rest is history – the other things will always be there in football. Not many people are happy about this trophy, but it is here.”  

Story by @superjourno  

Have you seen Downs' new home and away kit for the 2020/21 season? 

Why Mhango, Mabasa And Makaringe Are Pirates’ Top Signings

3 PSL Teams Showing Interest In Da Gama

Breaking: Crunch Talks At Chiefs…


Top 5

10 Players In Running For 2021 Ballon D'Or

39 Jul 21, 2021 09:25 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Neymar Names Five Players Technically Better Than Him

4 Jul 08, 2021 01:28 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Official: Pirates Unveil Sizzling New Home & Away Kit

90 Jul 22, 2021 09:04 AM in Orlando Pirates

New Skull & Bones Home Bucs Concept Kit Showcased

15 Jul 19, 2021 10:19 AM in The Best Of The Rest

Race Hots Up In Dolly Latest?

39 Jul 19, 2021 10:18 AM in PSL

Brand New Designs - Amakhosi’s Answer To Bucs Brand New 21/22 Kits?

6 Jul 22, 2021 02:00 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Official: Chiefs Confirm One More Signing

108 Jul 20, 2021 01:37 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Players In Running For 2021 Ballon D'Or

39 Jul 21, 2021 09:25 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Pirates Reveal Award Winners

48 Jul 21, 2021 06:47 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Reports: Pitso Beats Chiefs To R17m Ex-Downs Star

124 Jul 22, 2021 04:25 PM in Players Abroad

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Amiens Comment On Zungu Amid Chiefs Links

50 Jul 21, 2021 04:45 PM in Players Abroad