Absa Premiership

Mosimane lauds technical team

2015-03-09 08:58
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane said his technical team deserved a considerable amount of the credit for what has generally been a successful period for the club in 2015.

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Sundowns have won four of their last five Premiership matches and continue to put pressure on current league leaders Kaizer Chiefs, who are now just 11 points ahead of Bafana Ba Style in the standings.

The most recent assignment for Sundowns was against Free State Stars at the Charles Mopeli Stadium, where the defending champions walked away with a 2-0 win, much to Mosimane’s delight.

“I just want to acknowledge and really praise the support I have around me from the technical team,” he said.

“The goalkeeper coach has worked very hard with [Denis] Onyango to be brave and have confidence to put him in there.”

Sundowns played almost 30 minutes of the match against Ea Lla Koto with just 10 men and managed to emerge unscathed despite this. Mosimane said a considerable amount of that had to do with tactical decisions made, in consultation with his technical team, on the day.

“I want to congratulate and also praise my assistants Rhulani Mokoena and Manqoba Mngqithi, they played a big role in helping me with the substitutions when we were 10 against 11," he added.

“But above that, we were a little bit down.

“I was struggling a little bit after the Wits game and I never touched the team, I never coached or trained the team, I only made tactical awareness yesterday and today, so it shows the support I have from people.

“It's not about me, it's about people around me.”

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