Pitso: The title was never at risk


Sundowns clinched their eighth league title with a convincing 3-1 victory over Ajax Cape Town almost a fortnight ago, as their dominance with Mosimane continued.

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Sundowns were challenged by second-placed Orlando Pirates for the crown and, even though the Buccaneers edged themselves to within four points of the Brazilians, Mosimane believes they were never truly threatened at the summit.

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Sundowns will play their final game of the season against Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Molemela Stadium on Saturday (15h00), where they’ll receive their trophy and cheque for R10 million.

“The league was never at risk. We have been at the top of the log for many months and we have experience,” the former Bafana Bafana coach said.

“What may have contributed to the scare was that we were eight points clear and the gap closed which is good for the league because it creates hype but the title was never at risk.”

Mosimane, though, admits December and April were trying times for the club.

“In December, there were so many games. We once played five games in 15 days and we had a good stretch of eight points. In April, we were also playing CAF and the Nedbank Cup.”

The match against Celtic will also provide an opportunity for Percy Tau to become the top goal scorer of the season as he is tied on 11 goals with Polokwane City striker Rodney Ramagalela.

Article By: Boipelo Mokgothu 

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