Pitso: I don't want to undermine Chiefs


Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will be tougher teams to beat this season.

Amakhosi defied expectations to beat Highlands Park 3-2 in a highly contested league game at Makhulong Stadium on Sunday while Pirates cruised to a 3-1 victory over Bloemfontein Celtic at Orlando Stadium.

They joined Mamelodi Sundowns, Polokwane City, Golden Arrows and Bidvest Wits who all collected maximum points on the opening weekend of the new season.

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Mosimane, who won the league championship with the Brazilians last season, believes the league will offer another tough battle for the title this season.

"I think it's going to be the same movie you watched last season and the year before. I see the same," said Mosimane.

"I saw SuperSport United against Stellenbosch [in a friendly match]. Things [on Saturday] came exactly the same way [it did during the pre-season friendly]. I saw the KZN Premier Cup. I see [Golden] Arrows are the same.

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"I saw the [Soweto] Derby. I saw that Chiefs played well in the second half. They had chances to score to be honest. The score was not a true reflection of the game. Yes Orlando Pirates was good in the first half, we all know that, but the second half was a different game. 

"That's why I don't want to undermine Kaizer Chiefs at this moment because they are a tough team to beat. Pirates is Pirates. They are on their bikes. Anyday they run, they are quick, they play on the break. They are dangerous. They score goals. You have to know how to play against Pirates. If you are going to give them space to run behind you, they will destroy you."

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