Cape Town - Teko Modise has urged Mamelodi Sundowns' fans
not to panic and continue supporting the team despite a poor start to the
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Modise took to his official website
to voice his concerns about the season ahead as well as their fans calling for Pitso Mosimane to be sacked.
“Look one must keep in mind that the supporters are so
passionate that they panic too soon when things are not turning out as
expected. Yes, we lost our first match in the MTN 8 competition and drew the
opening fixture, but there is no need to panic,” said Modise.
“It is very disappointing to us as well. It raises a concern
amongst the players and the supporters alike. The important thing to note is
that it is still only the beginning of the season. Teams plan their routes and
not all of them will play out exactly as they plan them.
The former Orlando Pirates midfielder reveals that The
Brazilians did not plan to get eliminated from the MTN8 Cup in order to focus
on retaining the PSL title but knows that retaining it is first priority.
“The coach’s plan was for us to challenge in all
competitions and then win those we can. We are working hard and still in
progress. A team has to have focus on what is most important and at the moment
it is to defend the PSL title and have a good shot at the CAF Champions League.
“The MTN 8 is one domestic trophy in a list of a few to
come. There is only one PSL title and there is only one CAF trophy. I think
judging by that, it is clear that a team can make history by defeating great
teams in a bigger scale like Africa or being champions of the PSL.”
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“I am not saying we are only aiming for those two honours
only. We are looking to do well in all competitions but we want to make history
as well. Sundowns supporters must give not only the coach but the team a chance
to make them proud. A little patience will not do any harm. We are a team in
the building process. Good times are still to come,” Modise concluded.
The Brazilians are
up against Ajax Cape Town on Wednesday, August 13 at 19:30.
Can Sundowns retain
the ABSA Premiership title?