PSL

Mosimane not giving up on PSL title

2017-04-20 12:11
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane said his title ambitions will not be dashed by the fact that the Brazilians have squandered their games in hand.

Despite enduring a six game winless streak, the Brazilians defeated arch-rivals SuperSport United 1-0 to register a third consecutive triumph in an Absa Premiership encounter played at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

Hlompho Kekana’s second-half strike made the difference between the two sides as the reigning champions claimed a second win over Matsatsantsa in seven days following their 5-0 thumping last week.

Mosimane said at this stage of the campaign it is very significant for his charges to keep collecting all points on offer to stay in contention for the league title.

"Yes, we have squandered our games in hand and that’s a fact. Those games are no longer there but we are still on the race for the championship," said Mosimane.

"We have won 1-0 now and I’m happy with that after winning 1-0 again at the weekend. I have no problem with winning 1-0 but if it gets to 5-0 like the last time it would still be a bonus for us but at this stage three points are very vital.

"Tonight (Wednesday) we were playing against a well organised SuperSport United team."

The former Bafana Bafana mentor also extended his gratitude to the loyal Sundowns supporters for rallying behind the team despite a difficult period.

"I’m happy for the boys and the supporters as well. We failed to win six games in a row but they were with us throughout," said Mosimane.

"They have been very vocal, rallying behind the team and that really motivated us. I’m happy to see them smiling again."

The Brazilians remain in fourth place with two games in hand but are breathing down the necks of Kaizer Chiefs, Bidvest Wits and Cape Town City.

READ: All the remaining matches for the "realistic" title contenders in the race for 2016/17 title glory in the Absa Premiership.

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  psl  |  pitso mosimane  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs, Free State Stadium 15:00
Platinum Stars v Maritzburg United, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:00
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Polokwane City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v AmaZulu FC, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Orlando Pirates, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Cape Town City FC v Platinum Stars, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Kaizer Chiefs v SuperSport United, FNB Stadium 19:30
Free State Stars v Wits, Goble Park 19:30
Maritzburg United v Ajax Cape Town, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Golden Arrows v Bloemfontein Celtic, Princess Magogo Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.