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Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane hits back at Orlando Pirates

12:57 GMT+3 12/11/2018
Mamelodi Sundowns v Orlando Pirates, Pitso Mosimane
The Masandawana coach has shed the light on what transpired outside the Loftus Versfeld Stadium just before their clash against the Soweto giants

Following the off-the-field antics during the Premier Soccer League (PSL) clash between Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates on Saturday afternoon, coach Pitso Mosimane has hit back.

The Brazilians' boss was responding to antics which unfolded before the game which saw tempers flare up.

"I found Pirates' bus parked where I park. They park at my stadium, in my home. I found them in my space. I parked outside. Is that a commotion? I walked from outside to inside the stadium. Their bus was there. We must not twist this thing,” Mosimane told the media after the goalless draw.

"Do I park at the Orlando Stadium entrance? They parked in my home in front and I still gave them respect, and we came from outside. Really guys, let's be honest. It's Loftus stadium and not Orlando Stadium,” added the coach.

"I didn't see it to be honest. I heard about the commotion. When they park at my space, I said in my home you can't sit where you want. I was unhappy. What I did, I humbled myself, parked outside and walked inside the stadium and let them enjoy parking in front of my house, in my door,” continued the coach.

"But I don't blame them, I blame our security. Can you go to Old Trafford and you park there? Are you serious? It's unacceptable. Then it's Sundowns causing problems. No, let's be honest and tell the truth," he noted.

Adding to an already tense affair, a Sundowns fan also breached security and entered Pirates' technical area where he accosted assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena, which invariably led to a scuffle between the two benches.  

Moreover, the coach said the fracas reminded him of what transpired at the same venue two seasons ago where fans invaded the pitch during a 6-0 defeat at the hands of the reigning PSL champions.

"I saw a lot of people coming to me. I saw a lot of black and white coming. So I thought if I run I will be swallowed, so I attacked and pushed back. Last time I saw this was during the 6-0. I had to run for cover. I thought it was the same thing,” he concluded.