Absa Premiership

Mosimane eyes TKO glory

2014-10-04 11:55
Pitso Mosimane (Supplied)

Pretoria - Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane says his ambition is to conquer all the odds and clinch the 2014/15 Telkom Knockout trophy, ahead of their clash against the University of Pretoria.

The two Pretoria rivals will lock horns in the first round of the Ziwa Mo competition at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday.

Mosimane believes his side will have a tough task against Steve Barker's side, but hinted his charges need to sweat in order to be crowned champions.

“I think we are currently playing well in the league and it will be good for us to win the Telkom Knockout,” Mosimane said.

“We want to win the competition, that’s our target.

“But it’s not going to be easy.

“You can’t just say you want to win a cup, you must first play for it.

“We have to do all the hard work first before thinking of winning it.

“But it is not going to be an easy ride against University of Pretoria.”

The last time Sundowns reached the Telkom Knockout final was back in 2012 when they lost 1-0 to Bloemfontein Celtic in Durban, courtesy of a Joel Mogorosi strike, under Johan Neeskens' reign.

The Brazilians last tasted cup success in 2008 in the Nedbank Cup, defeating Mpumalanga Black Aces 1-0 thanks to an extra-time goal by Lerato Chabangu.

“Jingles” will be hoping to bring back the glory days, in cup football, back to Chloorkop as they commence their quest for the R4.25m prize.

Kick-off is at 17:00.

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