Pitso Mosimane: Mamelodi Sundowns must be first to 10 PSL triumphs
Posted: 30 April 2018 Time: 13:00
While football hooliganism has dominated headlines of late, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has saluted the club's fans for their loyal support this season.
Sundowns romped to a record eighth PSL title on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Ajax Cape Town in Tshwane.
Mosimane, who occasionally needed police escorts earlier in his tenure at Chloorkop, and his men were spurred on by a vibrant crowd at Lucas Moripe Stadium.
The joyous scenes were in stark contrast to when Kaizer Chiefs fans went on a rampage at Moses Mabhida Stadium on April 21 after the side's Nedbank Cup semi-final loss to Free State Stars, or when Orlando Pirates supporters ran riot after their team's 6-0 loss to Downs in February, 2017 last season.
"I want to thank the fans for singing on top of their voices," said Mosimane, who hopes the 2016 kings of Africa can be first to 10 PSL titles.
"When we lose they sing. When we drew against Maritzburg United [in the previous league game] they sang. When we lost against Maritzburg [in the Nedbank Cup semis] they also sang. That's the spirit we need. That is good for Sundowns. As I said before we need to get the 10th [league trophy] and put a different star below the badge."
Mosimane, who is considering taking a year's sabbatical from the game, also gave credit to his players and the club's president Patrice Motsepe for the team's success.
"The boys have given their best. You must thank their families for giving us that because we are always at the hotel, five days out of seven days.
"We must thank the management, we must thank the board and we must thank the president for his support all the time. Without him we were not going to be able to keep it going for five years."