Absa Premiership

Pitso: It's squeaky bum time

2018-04-09 13:27
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes it is the time of the season at which the nerves are tested as the race for the Absa Premiership title comes down to the wire.

The Brazilians appear to be closing in on the PSL championship having beaten Baroka 2-1 on Sunday, and the club currently enjoy a four-point advantage over Orlando Pirates in second place.

Coining a phrase once famously used by Manchester United's former legendary manager Alex Ferguson, Mosimane takes the view that it is the time of the season that nerves begin to jangle.

He told Downs' official website: "I like that stat, that's why the boys say that they like the white jersey. The white jersey doesn't lose a lot. It always wins. 

"But what I don't like is going to Cape Town, come back and play three days later and then travel again. You could see against Chippa United that we weren’t the Sundowns that we like. It's squeaky bum time my friend. 

"If you don't manage Khama Billiat and Percy Tau we might lose them and this is the time where we need them, along with Sibusiso Vilakazi. 

"They are important, they score goals. If they share goals like that, the three up front, it’s always good."

Masandawana next face Absa Premiership champions Bidvest Wits in a league clash at Loftus Versveld Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 20:15.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
SuperSport United v Free State Stars, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Cape Town City FC, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Wits, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v AmaZulu FC, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
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Wits v AmaZulu FC, Bidvest Stadium 15:00
Cape Town City FC v Orlando Pirates, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs v Maritzburg United, FNB Stadium 15:00
Free State Stars v Polokwane City, Goble Park 15:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v Ajax Cape Town, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Baroka FC v Bloemfontein Celtic, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Platinum Stars, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v SuperSport United, Sisa Dukashe Stadium 15:00
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Ajax Cape Town v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
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AmaZulu FC v Cape Town City FC, King Zwelithini Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Baroka FC, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Polokwane City v Chippa United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Free State Stars, Orlando Stadium 15:00
Platinum Stars v Wits, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:00
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