Absa Premiership

Pitso dismisses CT City as title contenders

2018-01-29 08:05
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes that Cape Town City cannot be called genuine title contenders despite being hot on the heels of the league leaders.

The Citizens trail the Brazilians by four points and lead the chasing pack in second position, with Masandawana as yet failing to pull away from the Benni McCarthy-coached outfit in the race to lift the trophy.

Nonetheless, Mosimane, who led his side to a 0-0 draw with Kaizer Chiefs in Saturday's Absa Premiership clash, has taken the view that the Cape-based side pose little threat to his side.

City were held to a 1-1 draw away to Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday at the Dr. Petrus Molemela Stadium in Free State. With the two sides facing each other in a top-of-the-table clash the following Friday.

City failed to narrow the gap to Mosimane's men and take advantage of their game in hand after being held by Celtic and Mosimane pointed this out as a reason why games in hand mean nothing.

He told reporters, "Okay, it was a game in hand, there was also a game in hand against Free State, you remember last week, when Cape Town City played Free State Stars, I think you should remember the score (1-0 to Stars). 

"So, I don’t worry about games in hand, you must look after the process, the outcome will sort itself and don't look at the neighbours. 

"I don't worry about Cape Town City, if they can narrow the gap, it is a long way hey, so unless you are a 100% sure that they are going to win all their games, and then I’ll get scared."

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