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Pitso Mosimane and Mamelodi Sundowns coming for the title

Posted: 8 January 2017 Time: 12:46

African Coach of the Year Pitso Mosimane intends to take Mamelodi Sundowns to greater heights, even after the enormous success of 2016, and is determined to retain the league and CAF Champions League titles.

Mosimane, who led Sundowns to the PSL title and Champions League trophy as well as a first FIFA Club World Cup appearance in 2016, was named the best coach of the year at CAF’s awards ceremony in Nigeria on Thursday night.

Goalkeeper Denis Onyango picked up the African Player of the Year - Based in Africa gong ahead of his teammate Khama Billiat, while Sundowns also landed the African Club of the Year honour.

Even after all this, ‘Jingles’ wants more and is hell-bent on ensuring Sundowns make an indelible mark on the history books.

“I’m not done yet. I’m going to turn Sundowns into a formidable force in Africa,” he is quoted as saying by Daily Sun.

Mosimane admitted after they lost 2-0 and 4-1 in their two Club World Cup matches in Japan that his side received a wake-up call, and need to improve to become competitive on the global tier.

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“They are not at the level where I would like them to be. I have awakened the sleeping giants and now I want to turn them into a team that will rewrite the history books. Sundowns are meant for more,” he insisted.

On the local front, Mosimane is confident that once the season resumes on February 8 the African champions will be able to win their catch-up games and return to the top of the Absa Premiership table.

The Brazilians are only six points behind league leaders SuperSport United with five games in hand.

“Retaining the title is doable. We intend to go on a winning streak of 10 matches or more. We’re going for Africa and for the PSL title,” Mosimane concluded.

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Article by: Staff Reporter
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