Cape Town - After winning the Absa Premiership on Saturday, Pitso Mosimane paid tribute to Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana, describing him as "strong".
Sundowns sealed the title with a 3-1 win over Ajax Cape Town, which saw them come back from behind.
“They never panicked because they know we’re strong. There was never a doubt from us that if we lose then this because we came back with the right mentality,” Mosimane told SuperSport.
“We've got a strong captain (Kekana) in the team, who leads them on the pitch. He has won the Champions League, he’s been everywhere. These guys are very good. They know how to deal with this.”
Although he reserved special praise for his skipper, Mosimane's 'thank you' list didn't end there.
“We have to thank the players for being in transit, the travels in different hotels, playing every three days and not even complaining when you win the league like this. We won against well-rested teams,” he said.
“You got to thank the supporters, singing with their boards held up. Our president and his family — without them, we wouldn’t have been around. The players for their patience for sticking to it for five years.
“We’re at it again in the Champions League next year. And not forgetting my family, my wife, my children, for being patient with us. We’ve been through a lot.”