Absa Premiership

Pitso: Others played golf, took selfies

2017-05-29 12:53
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo)

Johannesburg - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has hit out at the extra rest periods enjoyed by many of Downs' opponents due to the club's CAF Champions League campaign.

The African champions barely had any break between the end of the 2015/16 season and 2016/17 due to CCL qualifying games, before winning the final over two legs against Egypt's Zamalek in October last year. 

As such, Mosimane, who saw his club fail to defend their Premiership title as Wits took the honours, slammed sides who enjoyed the benefit of greater rest. 

He told the SowetanLIVE website, "If I run the comrades‚ an ultra-marathon and then wena you wait for me at the halfway mark and start there‚ it’s not a fair fight. 

"Last year where were they? Resting. I was in cold conditions in Japan (in the FIFA Club World Cup) in December last year. Where were other people? Playing golf and taking selfies on the beach. 

"So you want to compare? You must run the same race as me. You can't do only this part (while I am doing everything) and say that you are great. I am still going on by the way while people are resting. It's unbelievable. 

"We have been doing this for two years in a row and we will be in the Champions League for four years in a row. That's big."

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