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Games in hand are dangerous, says Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane

11:59 GMT+3 15/12/2017
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Masandawana may be sitting pretty at the summit of the PSL table but Mosimane refuses to let his guard down

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is refusing to get too ahead of himself despite Masandawana having stretched their lead at the top of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) log to five points.

Sundowns most recently earned a vital three points against Maritzburg United, making it three league wins on the trot, and putting them in pole position going into the Christmas break with two games remaining in 2017. But while all the stars seem to be aligning for Mosimane and his troops, the Sundowns mentor is not taking anything for granted just yet.

“You can’t start talking when you only have a five-point gap,” Mosimane was quoted as saying by The Star.

“I know we have those two games in hand, but that is dangerous. Look at SuperSport United. What is happening now with their games in hand? That thing is not an advantage because you have to win those games,” he added.

Meanwhile, following Sundowns’ victory against the Team of Choice, the 53-year-old’s opposite number Fadlu Davids stated that Sundowns are favourites for the title, but Mosimane has brushed off such an assumption.

“He’s just being nice,” Mosimane said.

 “Fadlu (Davids) is being a nice guy and he means well, but we have got to be careful. It is too early and we have to manage all these compliments.

"When you have a 14 or 15-point lead, then you can start saying it will be silly for us to lose the title. But when you are not there yet, it is way too early,” he continued. 

"We have not even played half the league matches. It will be very difficult to get the six points from the two games left before Christmas,” he concluded.