Absa Premiership

Mosimane prioritises CAF CL

2015-01-15 07:28
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane said that the CAF Champions League would be a priority for him this season, adding that the tournament would be treated with the respect that it deserves.

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Sundowns have come agonisingly close to winning the continental tournament in the past, when they lost to Al-Ahly in the 2001 final. However, the Brazilians have been unable to make any serious strides towards the title since then, and Mosimane wants to remedy that.

"I want to win the trophy there is no doubt about it," said Mosimane on Wednesday.

"My president, Patrice Motsepe wants it, my players want it and it is something our supporters could cherish forever," added Mosimane, who has already helped Bafana Ba Style to the league title.

"I have no choice but to ensure that we give everything we have to win the Champions League."

The first assignment for Sundowns will be a trip to St Michel United next month. While little is known about the club from the Seychelles, Mosimane and his charges are not going to take anything for granted, as nothing short of a win will be satisfactory.

"It is important that the boys know what to expect, hence I planned this training camp," added Mosimane.

"Since taking over at Sundowns, I have taken my team to countries such as Zimbabwe and Ghana during pre-season training to condition my players.

“It will make the players much hungrier and showcase our intentions of building a cohesive side that will be able to represent this country in the tournament."

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