Absa Premiership

Pitso hits out at campaign against him by pundits

2018-04-26 08:46
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has hit out at SuperSport football analysts who he says have a campaign against him to not be named as the Absa Premiership Coach of the Year.

Masandawana were held to a 2-2 draw by an impressive Maritzburg united side in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Speaking after the game Mosimane nominated counterpart Fadlu Davids as this season's coach of the year while at the same time hitting out at his own critics.

"Fadlu is a very, very good coach," Mosimane said. "He's my candidate to win the coach of the year, not the cheerleaders in your [SuperSport 4] studio who are unbelievable and are punting against me."

Asked to clarify his comments Mosimane confirmed: "I know they do it against me, anything against me then it's okay but I can just say match my record at Sundowns.

"They don't want me to win it, but I can give it to him [Davids] so they don't have to punt it. Most especially Farouk Khan he's conflicted, he's on the panel so why is he speaking about it.

"That's my opinion and I have a right to say it. He doesn't have to respond, pull the clip when him and Robert [Marawa] were speaking about it, it's there you've got it in your archives.

Mosimane whose side are three points away from a record-extending eighth title signed off by saying: 'thank you to the haters'.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.