Mosimane hails 2016/17 season

CAF Champions League

Mosimane guided the club to the African Champions League and Super Cup titles, and also has the side in a good position in the pool stages of the continent’s elite club competition again in 2017.

They also represented Africa at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan last December, and although they missed out on domestic honours, Mosimane feels their achievements are greater than any other side.  

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"If you look at the achievements, for me I'd say 2016/17 was fantastic," Mosimane said. "I tell you why I'm saying it was fantastic: we won two grand slams, we won the Champions League and we won the Super Cup and those are grand slams.

"Okay, we lost the final of the MTN8 [to Bidvest Wits], but we've done well. We lost the league title to Wits again and we've tried, we never let it go.

"So we went and went non-stop. We were travelling, we've been in transit and we've been everywhere when everyone was resting.

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"We ran this race alone and nobody has run the race like this, and for us to be in winter, to be in the [Club] World Cup, and to be six to seven games behind and you've to catch up ... that has been the problem.

"And for the boys to come and finish second was a remarkable recovery and I need to praise [goalkeeper] Denis Onyango for winning African Footballer of the Year (Based in Africa), Khama Billiat for coming second in CAF Footballer of the year also.

"Yannick Zakri, OK, he was not our player when he was nominated [as he was still with former club ASEC Mimosas), but he was nominated as well.

"I won CAF Coach of the Year, the team won the Team of the Year in Africa. I mean guys, what else can we win? It'll be greedy or ungrateful if we don't cherish what the boys have done but we don't discredit Bidvest Wits for winning."

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