Absa Premiership

Mosimane feels Chiefs have advantage

2016-11-16 21:36
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane feels Kaizer Chiefs will be the fresher of the two teams when they clash at Loftus Versveld on Saturday.

While Chiefs have played eight Premiership matches compared to just three for Sundowns - the Brazilians have spent much of the past three months travelling the continent, with their exploits culminating in winning the CAF Champions League.

And ahead of their league tie this weekend Mosimane, who has recorded a win, a loss and a draw in the PSL as well as a few cup losses, told the SowetanLIVE: "They are in a better space. They won five games in a row before they drew with Orlando Pirates.

"We lost to Wits, to Cape Town City and SuperSport United as well. So emotionally they are a little bit better than us.

"They are well rested, they did not have Champions League. They were eliminated too early. They had a pre-season and they worked on combinations. Which combinations have we worked on? We are just going with the same team.

"You can't incorporate Zakri into the programme. Morena struggles. That's the challenge we have. Vila is struggling to get to the way we play. Lucky has the quality, but he is creeping in slowly into the team.

"The players we bought are the ones who are suffering because we did not have a pre-season. But they are doing much better."

Kick-off is at 15:30.

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Tuesday, 20 August 2019
AmaZulu v Orlando Pirates, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 24 August 2019
Golden Arrows v Chippa United, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Black Leopards v Highlands Park, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs v SuperSport United, FNB Stadium 18:00
Sunday, 25 August 2019
Stellenbosch v Maritzburg United, Athlone Stadium 15:00
Baroka FC v Bloemfontein Celtic, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
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