Pitso: Wits don't care about CAF

CAF Champions League

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The battle for league glory is heating up, with Sundowns set to host Baroka FC at Lucas Moripe Stadium, while Wits travel to Goble Park to face Free State Stars at 19h30 tonight.

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The Students are three points ahead of champions Downs at the summit with three games left.

“It could have been nicer if the two sides [Wits and Sundowns] had equal points. It’s good for football but at this point in time it is in Wits’ hands. And I’ve learn a lesson not to rely on other people,” Mosimane said.

“Because when I need help nobody helps me, you know? So, I have to do what I have to do.

“It was in Cape Town City’s hands, in effect it was in Wits’ hands and they handed it over to Cape Town City. We had it for three days maybe if I’m not mistaken… and it slipped out of our hands and back to Wits’ hands.  So it’s for them to lose… to lose the league.”

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Mosimane also said that it will be good for Wits to win the league as they don’t take continental competitions [Champions League and Confederation Cup] as seriously as the Brazilians.

“It’s good because they [Wits] don’t focus on Africa. They have a different objective like we have. They are focused on the local league and it’s very difficult for us to compete with them because they don’t care about Champions League… they don’t care. They just want to win the league here.

“Sundowns is a bigger club. We have a bigger ambition. We are not competing with Wits... no way! We are competing with [Orlando] Pirates and [Kaizer] Chiefs… that’s it!

“So we can’t throw away a game because ‘oh this game is gonna take me somewhere and I’m gonna fly there and come back and maybe I might compromise the last two games’ … I mean we are long in this game and we know the story, okay?”

“We want to win on all fronts like last year…. the league and the Champions League, [and] we trying again.”

“We will try and win our last three games. We are capable of winning our last three games to keep it alive for South Africa, the public and even for ourselves.”

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