Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes his side
have the experience and pedigree to retain the Absa Premiership trophy as they
have the stamina to compete.
Sundowns are currently fourth on the log standings with 18
points though they have three games in hand over leaders Orlando Pirates, who
are on 23 points.
The Brazilians remain the only unbeaten side in South
Africa's top flight in 2018/19 and appear to be in prime position to mount a
successful defence of their title.
Nonetheless, Mosimane expressed confidence about his team's
chances likening the title race to taking part in the Comrades Marathon where
often a runner comes from behind to win the 90-kilometre spectacle.
He said: "We know how to win the championship league.
We have big experience in the championship league.
"We know how to win it. We know when it is going to
open. It is like the Comrades, it's a marathon. Somebody can take the lead and
you sit behind and wait.
"You make sure you are not out from the leading
Sundowns will resume their league campaign on November 28
against SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
However, they are in action before then as they face
Equatorial Guinea's Leones Vegetarianos in the preliminary round of the CAF
Champions League on Wednesday.
In team news, midfielders Aubrey Ngoma and Andile Jali are
said to be making good progress in their recovery from injury.