Pitso predicts PSL's next CAF achievers

CAF Champions League

Pitso Mosimane has revealed which PSL team he thinks can emulate the success of Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Champions League.

Orlando Pirates and Sundowns have put South African football on the continental map by winning the biggest African club competition, with The Brazilians representing the country faithfully in recent years.

Mosimane recently said it's "a bigger problem than any other PSL team has" when talking about the Absa Premiership title race, and has always said it's the bigger fish he needs to fry after winning the league four times in the last six years.

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'Jingles' reckons Bidvest Wits will be the next PSL team to make it big in Africa as they currently participate in the Confederation Cup.

"I believe South African teams have a chance to do it, and Wits are showing that they can do it," he said.

"I've always spoken about Wits to say this team is a strong team hey, this team is capable of doing it. I've seen Wits playing against Al Ahly, that loss was a narrow one.

"I've always said they have a team to compete in Africa. They are showing now in the Confederation Cup that they are that team."

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Wits under Gavin Hunt have become a strong football brand, winning trophies including the league title, and they have been consistently challenging almost every season.

"Of course they are going to have stress because there are six games in the Confederation Cup and they two or three behind in the league, so it's nine matches [in the Champions League] so they need to see how they put those nine games in this programme.

"But that's my life for the last six years, so welcome, you know what I'm trying to say."

With the FIFA Club World Cup set to be expanded in 2021, Mosimane believes it will push Sundowns to dream bigger as they have competed on that stage before after their Champions League triumph in 2016.

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"Last year we finished fourth in the Champions League, so I think the new format takes three if I'm not mistaken.

"Yeah, we have a chance, we've been there, and it's always good seeing emblems of Real Madrid amongst Mamelodi Sundowns. That's a local coach for you."