- Pitso Mosimane told the Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates to work harder if they want to reach the rankings of the Mamelodi Sundowns
- Mosimane threw shade at the well-rested teams, adding one can't play every Sunday and expect to have good rankings
- The Brazilians coach also opened up about his team not being the favourites to win the local league
Pitso Mosimane has once again thrown shade at the well-rested teams. KickOff.com reported opened up about his 'ambitious' team and what it meant for their rankings.
According to FootballDatabase.com, the Mamelodi Sundowns are ranked at 236 compared to the Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs - who are ranked 332nd and 418th respectively.
On the continent, the Brazilians are eight and the Chiefs take the 17th spot followed by the Bucs at 22nd.
Mosimane said that although the Sundowns are not the favourites to win the local league, they have set their sights on bigger and better things.
"We have an ambition. We are a very ambitious club and if you want to be where you are with the world rankings, you can't play after every Sunday. Then your rankings will be there the way they are," said Mosimane.
Mosimane added the "well-rested" teams can't compare to them on a bigger scale.
"It’s known on the continent and not within the borders. You know what I am trying to say. That’s huge for us. That's Mamelodi Sundowns. That's it."
Social media users have reacted to Mosimane saying the Sundowns are in their own league on Twitter.
A tweep, @leeroyzaza, commented:
"Stop being forward cry baby, for now our focus is the league."
Mthokozisi Mchunu, who goes by the Twitter handle @MthokozisiMch10, added:
"Why didn't he make so much noise when he was coaching Supersport? Now that he has a fat wallet to back him in the transfer market he can't stop talking. Focus on your team and leave Chiefs and Pirates alone, they will forever be bigger than you."
It's not the first time Mosimane challenged the Chiefs to "run in his lane". Briefly.co.za previously reported Mosimane pointed out that his team won the league championship four times, back-to-back, and they have won the CAF Champions League.
The Brazilians coach added that "well-rested teams" cannot deem themselves to be in competition with the likes of his Sundowns, who play at least three times a week and travel extensively.
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