- Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane is happy to see two local coaches represented in the MTN8 final
- Benni McCarthy’s Cape Town City will take on Kaitano Tembo’s SuperSport United on 29 September
- Mosimane revealed that he would like to see Tembo lift the trophy in what is his first season as a head coach
Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso ‘Jingles’ Mosimane is happy to see two local coaches represented in the MTN8 final. Benni McCarthy’s Cape Town City will take on Kaitano Tembo’s SuperSport United on 29 September.
Mosimane has revealed that he would like to see SuperSport United as the winners of the trophy to give Tembo a trophy in what is his first season as a head coach. Mosimane has known Tembo for many years having first coached him and later worked with him as an assistant.
Mosimane said his choice had nothing to do with Mamelodi Sundowns losing to Cape Town City in the semi-finals of the competition. Mosimane said as much as McCarthy might deserve the trophy his heart was with Tembo.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Tembo was recently promoted from caretaker coach at SuperSport United to the club’s full-time head coach. Mosimane said winning a trophy in his first year as a coach and after such a short time would cement his position with the club.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Mosimane rubbished claims that he had sour grapes because of the loss against Cape Town. Mosimane said no team could win every trophy and every match and it was part of life to share the spoils.
Despite Sundowns suffering a terrible run in recent weeks which included being knocked out of the CAF Champions League, not scoring in four matches and losing to Cape Town City Mosimane remained positive.
He said football wasn’t just about winning and winning but also about letting players and combinations settle. Mosimane said he knew Sundowns supporters were getting down about the side’s recent performances but promised that things would improve.
Mosimane’s side has battled to come to terms with the loss of big-name players such as Percy Tau, Khama Billiat and Leonardo Castro. Mosimane said he was working on making the new combinations click and said he was sure the side would as it had in the past recover from losing big names.
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