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Kennedy Mweene: Pisto Mosimane does not put pressure on players

Posted: 28 November 2015 Time: 13:23

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene has praised coach Pitso Mosimane for his ability to absorb pressure without transferring it onto the players.

Sundowns did not have a promising start to the 2015/16 season, with coach Pitso Mosimane coming under increasing pressure from the club's supporters.

However, the Brazilians have since notched a 10-match unbeaten run which has seen them rise up to second on the Absa Premiership standings, while also reaching the Telkom Knockout final.

Mweene has since credited the former Bafana Bafana mentor for soaking up the pressure and not allowing the players to feel strain through the difficult period.

"One thing i'll give credit to the coach for is that he doesn't put pressure on us. He takes pressure that comes to him, and keeps it to himself," says the Zambian international.

"As always, he just tells us what to do and we follow his instructions."

Now being in a cup final, the pressure may be back on Mosimane as Kaizer Chiefs stand in their way of the club's second piece of silverware since 2008.

The former Free State Stars shotstopper says the pressure to win the upcoming cup final is not just on the coach but on the players too.

"It's not only [the coach] who is under pressure; we are also under pressure," adds the 30-year old.

"We have to win the Telkom [Knockout] at least because it has been a while since we have been in a final, so this is a chance for us as players too."

Article by: Chad Klate
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