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Mosimane challenges Sundowns players not to lose all their remaining league games

12:11 AM MYT 02/04/2017
Pitso Mosimane on the touchline for Sundowns
Mosimane has urged his team to maintain their unbeaten run in the remaining matches of the league campaign

Mamelodi Sundowns has admitted that building a winning team is not as easy as it seems, saying the secret is to not change the tea too much.   

“Let me be honest with you. It's very difficult for me sometimes to build a team. You know that I don't change the team a lot‚” Mosimane told media.

“You are getting bored with the starting line-up. I can guarantee you‚ 80 percent of you will miss only one player (predicting my starting line-up).

“I’ve been building the team for three years. And when you lose a key member in Bongani Zungu it has an impact,” he continued.

“And you lose Keagan Dolly‚ and Khama (Billiat)‚ and Leo Castro was out for eight weeks‚ and he came back and wasn't quite catching the game. So, when you’re missing the ‘CBD’ (Castro‚ Billiat and Dolly)‚ and Anthony Laffor is on and off the pitch‚ it becomes a problem,” Mosimane said.

The Tshwane giants are currently fifth on the standings but have numerous games in hand, and the 52-year-old has challenged his players to maintain their unbeaten run in the 12 remaining games.

“When they are all available‚ you know that we can win the league,” Mosimane said.

“And we can go on a long run of 10 to 12 matches unbeaten‚ which is the only way to win the league.

“That’s why this week I said to the players: 'do you think that you can win all the games left? Is it possible?' It’s not easy‚ but it’s possible.

“There is Chelsea doing it‚ why can’t we try and do it,” Mosimane concluded.