Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he won't back
down from his comments that Kaizer Chiefs are unfairly favoured by referees.
Second-placed Sundowns and top-of-the-table Chiefs meet on
Sunday in a mouth-watering Absa Premiership encounter. With a win, the
Brazilians will go above the Amakhosi.
Masandawana mentor Mosimane has been stoking the fire ahead
of the clash with criticism of the way he believes Chiefs benefit unfairly from
match officials. The comments have not sat well with Glamour Boys' coach Ernst
Middendorp, but Mosimane says he won't change his tune just because people are
"They are under pressure. We are watching them. We are
talking. We will complain. We will never keep quiet and say you are feeling
jealous because they are winning. No, we say it the way it is," Mosimane
"Benni (McCarthy) says it. I say it. Okay, other
coaches don't want to say it because they are modest, they don't feel like it.
We want to win the championship. It's a championship game, we talk.
"(Jurgen) Klopp was complaining when Liverpool played
against Manchester City. When Klopp complains it's okay. When I complain why do
people say I am talking (too much). No, I complain the same way."
Meanwhile, Mosimane insisted he has nothing against Middendoop.
"I don't have issues with Middendorp. He is doing
exceptionally well. He has turned the team around. Look, how low can you go
when you finish tenth and you are Kaizer Chiefs? You have to turn it
around," said Mosimane.
"Should we say congratulations for turning [things]
around? I mean they want to go where? Number 14? No, they can't finish 14 and
how low can you go? You can only go up and he has done well. He did a very good
job. He's got the team.
"They are difficult to beat, we accept that. But we
will say they are benefiting."
- TeamTalk Media