Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane rates this Absa
Premiership trophy "bigger than any other league title" he has
Mosimane joined a select group of coaches as he clinched his
fourth PSL title after Sundowns beat Free State Stars 1-0 at Goble Park on
Saturday to see them end the campaign two points clear of Orlando Pirates.
With their exertions in the CAF Champions League, where they
made it all the way to the semi-finals and having to also fight off a charge
from the PSL where the league wanted dock them points, Mosimane reckons this is
his sweetest victory.
The Masandawana mentor joins Gavin Hunt, Gordon Igesund and
Ted Dumitru to have won four PSL titles as head coach while it is also the
first time Mosimane has led his team to back to back championships.
He told Supersport TV after the game against Ea Lla Koto:
"Very emotional for me. As I said, it's bigger than any other league title
we have won.
"Lot of issues around this title. As I said, I'm not
excited for the league title but I'm happy for the people that came, for the
club and for the players.
"It was a hard-fought one and especially for me, we
created a lot of enemies. It's not nice to win a title like this, it's not
Mosimane went on to credit his entire coaching staff as
Sundowns won their ninth PSL title as a club.
Jingles added: "No man is an island. I could never have
never done it without the support. No man has been successful and said it was
"I brought in coach (Teboho) Moloi because he's got the
experience - I needed somebody who is a fully-fledged coach.
"Probably he is the only assistant coach in the PSL who
was won a title for himself.
"Then we brought Rhulani in. I saw him at under-19. I
knew he was a very intelligent coach. So the hype around him was getting bigger
"KB is a top physical coach. To have players playing so
many games and to not have a lot of injuries. Today it finally caught up with
us with Sirino getting a muscle injury.
"I have been supported by the board, by the chairman,
by the technical staff. Everybody. So, I just want to congratulate them."