Pitso: Celtic contributed to our title

Nedbank Cup

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is aware of how Bloemfontein Celtic "stalled" Kaizer Chiefs in the league title race, and won't take them lightly in the Nedbank Cup final.

Sundowns are gunning for a historic domestic treble, after picking up the Telkom Knockout and Absa Premiership this season, but a gutsy Celtic outfit currently stand in their way.

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While many would favour The Brazilians to walk away with the trophy tonight, Mosimane is wary of coach John Maduka's charges who have proven a difficult opponent in the PSL bio-bubble despite the departure of Lehlohonolo Seema.

'Jingles' has conceded that Siwelele are no push overs, as shown when they beat Chiefs to help Downs accomplish 'La Decima', and will thus tread carefully in his approach this evening.

"It's a difficult game, of course. Masokolara are a difficult team - those guys are enjoying themselves, they are a happy, free-spirited team and they play good football," Mosimane told the media.

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"I was watching of their games, oh, they can pass the ball. They were playing against Bidvest Wits, oh, they were passing the ball [nicely].

"So, it's that team that has nothing to lose but give everything, that's how I see the game. I don't know. I think, if you look at it, you can say they need it more than us in terms of [what the club is going through], but football doesn't go like that. 

"Football is about whoever wants it more on the pitch. So, there are tactics that need to be played, and they play different. They came with a different formation in the bubble, I was surprised with their formation. 

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"But ja, they won and have been winning. They are one of the contributors to us acquiring the league title, because they stalled Kaizer Chiefs – it's a big team. If they can stall that team, it means they can stall us also."

Kick-off at Orlando Stadium is set for 20h00 this evening.

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