Mosimane: Mamelodi Sundowns under no pressure to beat Bidvest Wits

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Mosimane doesn't believe that Saturday's league encounter against Wits is a must-win for his team

Mamelodi Sundowns are playing catch up in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), but they already find themselves firmly in the title race.

The defending league champions are at the peak of their powers and after dispatching Platinum Stars in midweek, Masandawana have a real test on their hands as they prepare to face Bidvest Wits.

Ahead of the clash on Saturday, Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes his side has nothing to prove and are under no pressure to beat Wits.

“We won twice (against Wits) in the league last season,” Mosimane told The Star newspaper.

“So, who is under pressure to win?” he asked. 

Mosimane also went on to take shots at his Saturday's opponents. He boasted that despite Gavin Hunt’s men having won the MTN 8 title earlier this season, the Tshwane giants have been the more successful team of late.

“They won what? I can say that I won the Super Cup. I can say that I won the (Caf) Champions League. I can say that I won the league with 71 points. They (Wits) were 14 points behind us. I can mention all that if we are bragging. I can bring out the Telkom Knockout. I can go on and on. I can mention playing in the Fifa (club) World Cup if we are bragging,” Mosimane said.

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The 52-year-old also explained the rivalry that exists between the two clubs, but he is wary of the threat the Students pose.

“The rivalry is caused by Wits doing exceptionally well in the last three years,” Mosimane added.

“They came third and second twice. They are punching really, really well. They are doing exceptionally well. They have increased their squad. The way they played against (Orlando) Pirates, you could see that they are strong. The way they beat Ajax (Cape Town), that’s a strong team. They have enough ammunition. They have a good coach. You can never be lucky when it comes to being at the top. Gavin (Hunt) is always there. He has won the league more than I have,” Mosimane concluded.

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