- Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane, can’t wait to play at HM Pitje Stadium again
- Mosimane feels their home stadium in Mamelodi would create an intimidating atmosphere, especially when hosting Caf Champions League matches
- Sundowns were forced to move to Loftus Versfeld and Lucas Moripe Stadium after HM Pitje Stadium fell into disrepair
Mamelodi Sundowns have dominated the local soccer scene over the last few years, but haven’t had it all their own way.
Coach Pitso Mosimane revealed the club still longs to play at their home at HM Pitje Stadium.
Mosimane said, “We would love to play in Mamelodi‚ it will be a slaughterhouse.”
SowetanLIVE reported that Mosimane feels the Brazilians could gain added advantage, specifically in the Caf Champions League.
Sundowns often face hostile environments when they travel to play in away fixtures to the likes of TP Mazembe in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Al Ahly in Egypt.
Sundowns were forced to make the move to Lucas Moripe Stadium and Loftus Versfeld after HM Pitje Stadium fell into a state of disrepair.
Mosimane strongly feels that a move back one day would result in the team regularly playing in front of capacity crowds.
Mosimane recalled, “I used to play at HM Pitje as a Sundowns player many years ago and it was always full. You must remember that the population of Mamelodi over time has probably tripled.”
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