Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane: Title race far from over
Posted: 5 April 2017 Time: 12:09
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says there is still a long way to go before the championship is decided.
Sundowns tonight host struggling Bloemfontein Celtic at Lucas Moripe Stadium looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss at title rivals Kaizer Chiefs over the weekend.
Cape Town City currently top the standings with 42 points from 22 games; second-placed Bidvest Wits have 41 points from 20 matches; Chiefs have 39 points from 22 fixtures; SuperSport United have 37 points from 21 matches and fellow contender Downs have 34 points from 18 games.
“I don’t think from our side our loss against Chiefs is our last hope, our last chance of winning the title,” said Mosimane.
”I remember when we played Ajax in Cape Town last year. Everybody wrote that we are under pressure and might not win the game. We came to Pretoria and we beat Tuks and that was it. It's a long way, I can't guarantee, we have to wait and see."
'Jingles' continued: "Let's just go on and grind it. We have enough games. It's a long way. Don't look at the game [against Chiefs] and think it's done. It's not done. I know where it was not done when we won the league in the 2013/14 season and we were struggling with injuries. Khama [Billiat] was out for eight weeks; [Katlego] Mashego was out for nine weeks; [Cuthbert] Malajila was out for six weeks that time but we came back. It's how you finish, not how you started.
“And the year before last we didn’t win the league, we came second to Chiefs. But you know what happened from there. We won the Champions League; we won the league; we won the Telkom from coming second. Let's stay on the Champions League because that’s bigger than anything. We went to Japan for the [Club] World Cup, that’s where our memories are. That’s important for us, that determines the history of Mamelodi Sundowns.”