Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is grateful for the support the Premier Soccer League (PSL) has given the Brazilians in their quest to claim a second CAF Champions League title. Sundowns and the PSL have held a number of meetings to accommodate their domestic league commitments as well as Champions League fixtures that include a lot of traveling.
It was because of those engagements that Sundowns’ fixture against Polokwane City that was scheduled on Tuesday at Loftus Versfeld was postponed so that Bafana BaStyle can focus on their trip to Nigeria to face Lobi Stars on the weekend of 11-13 January.
“We have been living in this space for the last five years, it’s our life,” Mosimane said. “There’s no excuse about the workload. I must give the PSL credit. They have been communicating with us, even during the week and at night to try and help us to carry the flag of the country. They have shifted games to accommodate us. That’s why we have around 32 games to play from now until May. There’s no break in between.”
Sundowns will take on Lobi Stars after a big win over Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium. The Brazilians pulled out a great smash-and-grab thanks to a late goal from Lebohang Maboe after Anthony Laffor gave Sundowns the lead. But Mosimane downplayed the importance of this win in the league race.
“If you say that these points will decide the league then you aren’t thinking properly and you’re making other teams want to beat you,” Mosimane said. “I am not going to go into that space. I have to respect and tread carefully. We’re taking it one step at a time. But we have the experience. We know where we are. We’ve done it before. We’ve been here. This one, we stole it. Let’s be honest.”