Despite their involvement in three cup competitions, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says it is not to easy to challenge for a treble.
“It’s a difficult thing to win that thing, that’s why I respect Orlando Pirates. They did the double treble. Who’s going to do that? It’s a difficult thing to do,” Mosimane said to the media.
“But sometimes, I don’t know how you describe the treble. The treble is three trophies in a year or in a season? I think in 2016 we won the Champions League, the Telkom Cup and the league, can we call that a treble?” Mosimane argued.
On the other hand, Sundowns will bank on their four-match winning run in the league and Champions League when they visit the Chilli Boys at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
“What’s important for the club is to win the next available cup. The next available cup for Mamelodi Sundowns is the league. The Nedbank follows the week after that,” he continued.
“We will focus on doubles and not trebles. We are not focused on trebles. That’s putting your ego before reality,” he concluded.
The Brazilians were eliminated from this season's MTN8 Cup and Telkom Knockout Cup.
The last time they won the Nedbank Cup was in 2015 after defeating Ajax Cape Town in the final.