Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane predicts tricky Cape Town City affair

Mosimane admits that challenging for their ninth PSL title will not be a walk in the park

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has called for his charges to remain calm as the Premier Soccer League (PSL) title race gains momentum.

The Brazilians are looking to defend their trophy but will have to battle it out against the log leaders, Bidvest Wits and second-placed Orlando Pirates for the coveted title.

“We’ve been in this thing for long. We’ve lost it (the league) twice, came second with only three points behind,” Mosimane told the media.

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Sundowns are looking to bag their ninth league title and the Mosimane says they are not worried about the race as his men sit third with 36 points from 19 games.

Masandawana are separated by goal difference from the Buccaneers and are two points behind Gavin Hunt's men, yet the experienced coach has reflected on their previous league successes. 

“We’ve won it three times. It’s going to be hard. The game against Cape Town City is going to be like this one. Wits also have City and (Orlando) Pirates,” he continued.

With the Clever Boys having played to a 1-1 draw against the reigning PSL champions and coach Milutin Sredojevic leading his men to a 4-1 victory over AmaZulu at Orlando Stadium on the same day, Mosimane is adamant that emotions should not get in the way of their title challenge.

“We’re all having the same challenges. It’s a race. We shouldn’t be emotional about it. You’ve got to keep calm and be cool because there’s a long way to go,” he reflected.

Although ‘Jingles’ is out of the country to attend a coaching course organised by Caf in Morocco, he says their match against Benni McCarthy’s troops on Wednesday night will not be an easy affair.

“I don’t think that it’s a two-horse race, (Kaizer) Chiefs is popping up and Cape Town City are coming up,” he added.

“They believe that they can win it, so we’ll probably cancel each other out along the way,” concluded the former Bafana Bafana mentor.