Sundowns hungry for more trophiesMamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane hopes that his team’s Nedbank Cup success will inspire the club to more silverware next season, including the Absa Premiership trophy.
Sundowns finished second in this season’s Absa Premiership race, the 2013/ 2014 champions relinquishing their title to Kaizer Chiefs.
But the Brazilians were able to finish the season with a bang when they beat Ajax Cape Town in Saturday’s Nedbank Cup final, winning 4-3 on penalties after the match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium had finished 0-0 at the end of 120 minutes.
“It doesn’t matter how you win – it’s a cup final. Nobody will remember that we won it on ball possession or penalties. Those things don’t count – all that matters is to lift the trophy.
“Last year we got the league, this year we got the most important cup,” said Mosimane. “This team deserves something. This will encourage us for top eight – we are angry, we are very angry. We want the big fish, we know where the trophy is, I know where I fetched it last year, I’ll fetch it again.
“Sundowns hasn’t won a cup for the last seven years we broke the deadlock. Sundowns hasn’t won the league for seven years, we broke the deadlock. Sundowns is back – it’s just baby steps,” continued the former Bafana Bafana head coach. “It’s a big team, it’s a strong team, we are going to strengthen this team, we’ll be back next season.”