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Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe has backed head coach Pitso Mosimane

Posted: 18 April 2013 Time: 13:20

Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe has backed head coach Pitso Mosimane to take the club out of the gutter in the new season.

The Brazilians will finish yet another season empty-handed, something that has become synonymous with the Tshwane side over the past five seasons. Motsepe, however, though gutted, is still confident the club would become successful in future.

“I'm confident that the performances of Mamelodi Sundowns, which are unsatisfactory at this point, will improve," he says. Motsepe insists Sundowns are on the right track, but warned success won't come overnight.

“Success may not come overnight and in fact, it may be preceded by a number of years of lack of progress. I'm very confident that things will improve and there will be success all round in the medium to long term… We should be positive. I think we will do much better next season," he affirms.

Motsepe admits he may have to evaluate the management structure at the club. “In everything I do, I'm only as good as the people I work with – the people that surround me. At the end of the season we will definitely sit down and evaluate. We set high standards for ourselves and we are all in total agreement that in relation to the standards I set for the club, we haven't achieved those standards," he laments.

As far as the technical team is concerned, though, the Sundowns boss is adamant Mosimane is the right man for the head coach job especially with regards to next season.

“We are one hundred percent behind Pitso and the technical team. The board is behind Pitso. The management is behind Pitso. I'm personally 100% behind Pitso," Motsepe asserts. “I'm confident Sundowns will do better next season," he concludes.

Motsepe adds that he will make an announcement about non-technical staff members at the end of the season, but gave no hint if heads will roll after years of underachieving.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 01:24 pm
A lot is wrong at Gayoorkop; a man behind another man...........

k4l lets hear..
the sky 009
posted: 01:25 pm
good news
Cup Kings of SA Soccer
posted: 01:29 pm
PSL Awards 2013
Absa Premiership Player of the season:


Itumeleng Khune
Bernard Parker
Henrico Botes

Winner: Itumeleng Khune

Absa Premiership Players Player of the season:

Itumeleng Khune
Bernard Parker
Tefo Mashamaite

Winner: Bernard Parker

Absa Premiership Goalkeeper of the season:


Itumeleng Khune
Ronwen Williams
Siyabonga Mpontshane

Winner: Itumeleng Khune

Absa Premiership Hot Young Player:


Mogakolodi Ngele
Ronwen Williams
Brian Amidu

Winner: Mogakolodi Ngele

Absa Premiership Coach of the season:


Sir Stuart Baxter
Cavin Johnson
Steve Barker

Winner: Sir Stuart Baxter

Absa –lutely Awesome Goal:

Mor Diof – Supersport v Sundowns

Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot Award:

Kingston Nkatha – 15 goals
Gold & Black Rhino
posted: 01:31 pm
Motsepe have Money & Kaizer Chiefs Have Rise and Glory & Pirates Have Dr Roger Malinga. Love & Peace.
posted: 01:32 pm
You better bring back Neeskins, with Pitso you won't achieve anything.
CJB Ramses III
posted: 01:32 pm
"...The Power of Dreams..." a very igniting & enabling line that...

If you can't see it you can't dream it... if you can't dream it you can't achieve it...

40K..... uyazi nawe......!

Go to Facebook, twitter, e next door, emsebenzini, emajele..... batjele goti uCJB Ramses III uthini....
posted: 01:32 pm
The sooner u get rid of Tekoloshe Modise the better..that guy's been cursed, otherwise nothing wil be achieved. And oh! I'v just heard he had extended his stay @chloorkop for another 3 trophyless years.
Magaya: The Double Winner
posted: 01:40 pm
Good President Marikana/Lonmin. your supporters wanted him as far back as 2005. They got him, they must deal with that hot-head. Nieskeens is puffing his pipe nicely in Amsterdam and smiling.

K4L as we RTG !!!
Khosi my Religion - 2012/2013 PSL Champions
posted: 01:40 pm
mr president is it true that ur team kills young football talent in the country?
i'll listen on kwamashu-fm for the reply.

send my regards to manqele, tell him we'll keep a spare medal for him come 18 may, he must come collect it.
posted: 01:41 pm
I respect this guy Patrice Motsepe.

In recent times, Patrice Motsepe has not selected incompetent coaches to manage Sundowns. Hristo Stoichov, Johan Neeskens and now Jingles. All these guys are good options, and no one can really argue against their appointments.

I must say that in failing to renew Ruud Krol's contract, The Iron Duke made a huge blunder. Now Roger de Sa is busy doing in-service training on the Pirates bench.

The league race is not over yet. I believe in our players not the coach.
Amakhosi wa le Babangu
posted: 01:41 pm
Trot Moloto should be the first on the list
Bafana BaStyle
posted: 01:42 pm
President you have a good vision but unfortunately you've hired ppl who work like tenderpreneurs at Downs. And certain players must leave as well.
we beat mazembe
posted: 01:43 pm
Orlando Pirates vs Tout Puissant Mazembe Orlando Stadium this Saturday @2015hrs.Bucs do not be disheartened by the recent perfomance of the team.lets build on areas we r doing well.In the Caf League we r doing well so lets go in our thousands and rally behind the boys
Bafana BaStyle
posted: 01:46 pm
We need a good muti men as well like Chiefs, Platinum Stars and Celtic. You look at the players they have are average bt they're doing exceptionally well. Muti works in SA football, how do u explain Downs lose against Supersport United and even against Platinum stars. The team played well but we couldnt score, please get us that GOOOOOD MUTI MEN!!
posted: 01:46 pm
“We are one hundred percent behind Pitso and the technical team. The board is behind Pitso. The management is behind Pitso. I'm personally 100% behind Pitso," Motsepe asserts. “I'm confident Sundowns will do better next season," he concludes.
Well you will certainly do better than what Neeskeens achieved
Champ Khosiyaz
posted: 01:48 pm
Now that you, Mr Motsepe have stopped dreaming about conquering Africa please tell the toothless one that Champions League can never be compared to Moqhaka or Mopani Cup. The only SA team that can win that cup is the PSL 2012/13 champions
Khosi my Religion - 2012/2013 PSL Champions
posted: 01:48 pm
''/The board is behind Pitso''/!! B*S what board????

only Chiefs, bidvets wits, ajax and university of pretoria have boards of directors mkhulu, do u call yogesh singh, kenneth makhanya and trott members of the ''board''? the 3 of them should be running santaco (south african national taxi council).
we beat mazembe
posted: 02:01 pm
Anti zebra...lets evaluate De Sa fully at the end of the season.remember we were 9th on the log when we took over.he has also been unlucky with injuries.Question would chiefs top the log if khune mathoho gould parker baloyi were injured?
KC is National Defence Force
posted: 02:06 pm
Mr Motsepe....

Like AIDS is killing SA population, you are killed SA soccer
posted: 02:07 pm
Player of The Season
Itumeleng Khune

Players Player of The Season
Thabo Matlaba

Rookie of The Season
Luyolo Nomandela

TopGoal Scorer
Cuthbert Malajila

Goalkeeper of The Season
Itumeleng Khune
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