Absa Premiership

Exhausted Pitso considering Sundowns sabbatical

2018-04-30 10:17
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has revealed he is considering taking a break from football following an exhausting schedule for his team in recent years. 

Sundowns have been on an almost non-stop diet of Absa Premiership and CAF Champions League play for four years, and Mosimane says he is in need of a rest after consultation with his family.

The Brazilians sealed the Absa Premiership title this past weekend with a 3-1 victory over Ajax Cape Town, though they still have matches to play in the months to come both locally and in Africa. 

Since taking over at Chloorkop in 2012, the 53-year-old has won the Champions League, CAF Super Cup, three league titles, Telkom Knockout as well as the Nedbank Cup.

As such, the mentor hinted at taking a break, saying: "I am a bit tired, it's been four years with no off-season and to be honest I am speaking to my family about taking a sabbatical for maybe one year. 

"It's been too much. We have been through a lot with my family. We have been through difficult times, expected to win and travel, travelling and making sure the team qualifies for Champions League."

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