Absa Premiership

Pitso praises Downs technical team: 'Local is lekker'

2018-10-24 20:39
Pitso Mosimane.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes his South African technical team are partly the reason for the Brazilians' success over the past few seasons.

Sundowns continued their positive start to 2018/19 when they defeated Bloemfontein Celtic last Saturday in the Telkom Knockout round of 16, booking their place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Going into that game, the side had been prepared by assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi, goalkeeper coach Wendell Robinson as well as fitness trainer Kabelo Rangoaga.

Mosimane had been away in Morocco completing a module of his CAF Pro License and he left it to his technical staff to get Downs ready for the clash with Siwelele.

Speaking to his side's official website, he said: "I need to give credit to my technical team, they won us this game.

"They prepared the team. Coach Manqoba Mngqithi and coach Wendell Robinson prepared the team. Our match analysts did very well. KB (Kabelo Rangoaga), the fitness trainer did well. It's good to be surrounded by quality.

"I always boast about the technical team, that they're the best technical team in Africa. I think they are. Local is lekker. Boys from the township. I like my bench. My bench represents the country."

‘Downs are next in action on Saturday when they face Chippa United at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane.

Kick-off is at 20:15.

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  psl  |  pitso mosimane  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Saturday, 04 April 2020
Stellenbosch v Cape Town City, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Baroka FC, Orlando Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Highlands Park, Sisa Dukashe Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Polokwane City, Lucas Moripe Stadium 18:00
Wits v AmaZulu, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 05 April 2020
Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Black Leopards, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Wednesday, 08 April 2020
Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
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 2019/20 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.