Mosimane slams questions about lack of silverware

Mamelodi Sundowns boss Pitso Mosimane has had enough of journalists asking about his team's title aspirations and left Loftus on Saturday fuming once again

Mosimane responded angrily at a journalist who asked the former Bafana Bafana boss his thoughts on the team not winning any silverware.

Sundowns last won a trophy in 2008, when they lifted the Nedbank Cup title. But since that success, the Brazilians have not managed a single piece of silver, with a host of coaches getting the axe as a result.

“It’s a good team man, give it a chance, give it a break,” Mosimane said in disgust.

“Don’t put pressure of silverware. People who read those stories are getting bored, that ‘Sundowns hasn’t got the silverware.’

“I mean really, write something else. That story… it doesn’t help when you read it… come with a different angle.”

Sundowns have now gone six long years without any major successes, with their last league title coming almost seven years ago, when they won the PSL in the 2006/07 season.

Mosimane has often in the past reacted in the same way and has also skirted the issue for some time, but Saturday’s win over Ajax allowed the coach to hit back at some of his detractors.

“We’re building the team. The team we played against Chiefs here [at Loftus], 90% have been together for the last two years,” he said.

“Let me put it together. Let me dot the i’s and cross the t’s. The flow is ok, we have the quality.”

Sundowns travel to Ajax on Friday, where they will meet for the second time in a week, as the Pretoria side launch their hunt for Cup success, following a disappointing run in the Telkom Knockout earlier this season.