I will stay here as long as Mamelodi Sundowns want me, says Pitso Mosimane

Masandawana's coach is still enjoying life in Tshwane with the backing of the club's owner

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane recently celebrated his fifth-year anniversary since taking over at the helm of Masandawana.

The 53-year-old has enjoyed a purple patch at the Tshwane giants, guiding them to several continental and domestic successes, which has seen club president Patrice Motsepe previously come out in in full support of the former Bafana Bafana mentor encouraging him to remain at the club for many years to come.

Nonetheless, it is that type of support which Mosimane is revelling in, and Mosimane states that he aims to stay at Sundowns for as long as he remains wanted by the club.

 "When you are loved and liked. When the president speaks like that [praising him] then you should humble yourself," Mosimane was quoted as saying by Sowetan.

"I have only coached two teams in the PSL. I will stay here as long as Sundowns want me. Do I want to leave this team? No, I don't want to leave; where am I going?"

Meanwhile, Sundowns recently earned an impressive win over Baroka which saw them not only move to the top of the PSL log but saw them return to winning ways at home, something which has not been easily done this season.

Nonetheless, with Maritzburg United lying next in wait for Sundowns as they welcome the Team of Choice to Tshwane on Wednesday evening, Mosimane is slightly more optimistic, but remains wary of the dangers that Fadlu Davids’ men will pose.

"Hopefully, we broke the ice at home with Baroka. It's been a little difficult at home because people have reinforced their defence. The good thing is that we are scoring early,” he said.

"Maritzburg is a typical example of this [defensive approach]. They hang in there and they go out on the break.

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"They are a team on form, they have scored seven goals in two games. It's going to be a difficult one," he explained.

"We need to put our experience into place because when you are on top of the log everybody shoots at you. The challenge you have sometimes on top is complacency," he concluded.