Pitso: Middendorp's on a gravy train


Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane refused to label their upcoming clash against Kaizer Chiefs as a must-win.

Second-half substitute Mauricio Affonso netted the winner in stoppage time for the Brazilians, who moved up to second, just two points shy of log-leaders Chiefs, whom they meet on Sunday.

However, Mosimane insists it will not be a train smash if charges lose on Sunday, as they have experience in winning league titles.

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"We don't need to beat Kaizer Chiefs. Why should we beat Kaizer Chiefs? We don't need to beat Kaizer Chiefs to win the league, we have so many points to play for. Even if you lose against Chiefs, Pirates and you win the rest, you win the league," Mosimane told SuperSport TV

"So we're not going to be emotional about the situation. Yes, we don't want to lose to them, yes our supporters don't want that, yes we're playing at home, we want to win. But I'm not emotional about it, we have to be smart.

"We know how to win the championship. We have won the championship a lot, nine championships. We know how to win the league. This is about winning the league, it's not about fighting the guy who's on form. They are on form, they are doing well, they are strong, they are physical. Benni was complaining after, you know the issues, the stories we speak about them," he went on.

"It is a story with them, hopefully things will turn around. I'm waiting for Middendorp to talk when things don't go well for him. I'm just waiting because I know his story, when he was at Maritzburg and everywhere else, he was facing the DC [Disciplinary Committee ] everyday, why? Because of fighting the referee, he forgot now. Now he's on a gravy train, his time is coming," he said.