Absa Premiership

Pitso brought 'winning mentality' to Sundowns

2017-12-05 14:32
Hlompho Kekana (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana believes that Pitso Mosimane instilled a winning mentality at the club since his arrival.

The 53-year-old mentor celebrated five years at the club on Sunday, December 3 after replacing Dutchman Johan Neeskens in what has been an incredible turnaround for the Chloorkop side.

Mosimane was left with the daunting task of saving the club from survival in the 2012/13 campaign which set the tone for his reign.

The following season Jingles, as he is fondly known in the football fraternity, guided the Brazilians to an Absa Premiership triumph.

“I think what worked for coach Pitso since he took over five years ago is that he was able to install a winning mentality and pride to the players, to know that the badge of Mamelodi Sundowns is important," Kekana tells KickOff website.

“That worked for us because we knew that we are not only playing for ourselves, but we are presenting the club. With him, he learnt that the club comes first.”

The former Bafana Bafana coach went on to win the CAF Champions League and the CAF Super Cup in the 2016/17 season after winning back the league title from Kaizer Chiefs.

Sundowns will be back in action on Tuesday, December 4 against log leaders Baroka FC at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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