Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane undeterred despite Wayne Arendse's ongoing case

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The Masandawana mentor is not worried about the outcome of the ongoing case against them

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is not fazed despite the potential of a points deduction hovering over their Premier Soccer League (PSL) title aspirations.

Masandawana were recently brought in front of the DC for allegedly fielding an ineligible player (Wayne Arendse) against Bidvest Wits.

The defender was reportedly introduced as a last-minute addition to the matchday squad due to an injury in the warm-ups.

Sundowns have gone on to leapfrog Orlando Pirates and are currently top of the PSL standings, but speculation continues to remain rife regarding the possibility of a punishment being handed down.

While the Tshwane giants appeared in front of the DC last month, a verdict is yet to be made.

“My case also came a year after the incident (occurred). Do you remember? It happened when Percy Tau was stilling playing for us. (Tau left Sundowns in June to join English Premier League outfit, Brighton & Hove Albion),” Mosimane was quoted as saying by Independent Media.

“It only came now. So, Wayne Arendse, I don’t know how many months back. It comes now. You’ve got to have provisions for those,” Mosimane added.

Nonetheless, Mosimane is determined to build a strong lead where even a points deduction will not affect his side's title defence.

“What are you guys saying? Do you write about all these delays? Why the case comes after a year? Don’t worry about that one (Arendse case),” he expressed.

“We will make sure that it is three points plus and then that thing might go away like last year. Do you remember the Ajax Cape Town one? We made sure,” Mosimane concluded.

Meanwhile, Mosimane’s focus now shifts to continental competition where he will be determined to see his side earn top spot in Group A.

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However, it will not be easy considering that they are set to face off against Wydad Casablanca in Morocco.

 

 

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