Pitso: Sundowns not out of title race

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Sundowns have failed to find a win in any of their last five league outings, leaving the Brazilians fifth in the standings and nine points off the pace of current leaders Bidvest Wits.

Mosimane, though, remains positive that his team can catch up with the pace setters, especially with two games in hand over the Clever Boys, one of which comes tonight against Tshwane rivals SuperSport United.

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"Remember, at one stage we were 11 points behind with eight games to go in the 2013/14 season. You know what happened [Sundowns went on to win the league]," said Mosimane.

"It [Sundowns' current situation] is not as bad as [it seems]. I am not saying it's going to go like that, but I am looking at the positive," continued the coach, whose side face fourth-placed Matsatsantsa in a must-win clash tonight.

"This team is still good to enough to put everybody on one half. This team will be playing again on Thursday, maybe we can win one game because if we win one game, everything turns around.

"We haven't had a win in five [league] games but we are still in the right place. Okay, not the best [position] but still okay, hopefully, we get a win on Thursday.

"It's not going to be easy, it's a local derby, you know the story, but we will keep going, keep trying," he added.

Sundowns face SuperSport in Tshwane this evening before traveling to Free State Stars in their next league game on Sunday. The Brazilians are still minus Wayne Arendse, Tiyani Mabunda and Sbusiso Vilakazi due to injuries.

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