- Highlands Park coach Owen Da Gama said he wouldn't succumb to the mind games of Pitso Mosimane
- This follows Mosimane's claims that the Highlands players would be fitter and fresher than his team
- Da Gama cited the fact that Mosimane has huge depth in his squad to call on
Highlands Park will meet Mamelodi Sundowns in the next round of the Nedbank Cup.
Sundowns mentor Pitso Mosimane reacted to the draw by stating that he fears the fitness and physicality of Da Gama's players.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mosimane stressed the fact that he feared extra time, as Highlands would have the edge due to Downs competing on three fronts.
Da Gama stated, "Look, I'm not going to comment on the mind games. I don't comment on them, because I mean they talk about freshness, but how many players do they have?"
KickOFF.com reported that Da Gama cited the fact that Mosimane can virtually name three different teams due to the depth of his squad.
The Highlands tactician added: "We understand and we know the game. We know what's out there."
Perhaps Da Gama had a little dig at Mosimane when he emphasised that he would not be making excuses, win or lose.
Mosimane has earned a reputation for his off-field antics and diverting pressure away from his camp.
Next saturday's fixture will kick off at 18h00 and promises to be a tantalising one.
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that Da Gama wasn't fearful when his team drew Kaizer Chiefs in the earlier round.
He felt that it was all part of God's plan and was very optimistic ahead of the encounter.
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