Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane reveals an important reason why he is rooting for SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo to win the MTN8.
United are set to square off against Highlands Park in what is expected to be a thrilling MTN8 final at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
Tembo is yet to win his first trophy with Matsatsantsa since taking over the coaching reins about two years ago, while Park coach Owen Da Gama won the Telkom Knockout with Silver Stars in 2006.
Mosimane believes Kaitano must win the MTN8 trophy to protect his job at SuperSport.
"I would like Kaitano [to win] because he is my former player and also to be his first trophy. It's always good because I don't like this thing of coaches being sacked," said Mosimane.
"I don't want him to lose his job because South African coaches are being sacked and losing jobs to coaches from outside. I am not saying we must not get coaches from outside, but I am being patriotic. I am looking after my people because I was born and bred here. I was raised in the township.
"So they deserve a chance. I don't want Kaitano to lose his job. I think for him to hang around a bit, it will give him a caution if he wins it. Owen [Da Gama] will not lose his job if he loses [on Saturday] because he has done a lot for that club."