Absa Premiership

Pitso eyes semi-final spot

2016-12-08 19:45
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ahead of the eagerly anticipated 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane said his team’s ambition is to at least reach the semi-finals of the prestigious competition.

The Brazilians became the first South African team to qualify for the lucrative campaign following their recent CAF Champions League glory.

Sundowns will compete against the best in the world in Japan, including 2015/16 UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid.

“I really wish we could at least reach the semi-finals of the competition,” Mosimane said from Yokohama.

“That will make me happy and the team as a whole. We know it won’t be easy but we are determent to fight for that.

“Whatever happens after the semi-finals would be a big bonus for us.”

Sundowns will face either Japanese champions Kashima Antlers or Oceania champions Auckland City in their opener on Sunday.


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