- Mamelodi Sundown's coach Pitso Mosimane has said that George Maluleka left Kaizer Chiefs for Sundowns so that he could win trophies
- His statement comes after Kaizer Chiefs lost their chance at bagging the trophy during the ABSA PSL games
- Sundowns beat Chiefs, thereby securing the trophy for themselves
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Pitso Mosimane made some shady comments during an interview with The Road to La Decima Hyundai Head Offices recently. The Mamelodi Sundowns coach claimed that former Kaizer Chiefs player, George Maluleka left Chiefs for Sundowns so he could win some trophies.
“He came to us because I told him if you want to win trophies‚ come here‚” said Mosimane in the interview.
“I asked him‚ ‘Are you guaranteed that side?’ I said‚ 'Come here because trophies are here‚ come here you will lift trophies’."
His sharp dig at Kaizer Chiefs comes after the team lost the trophy to Mamelodi Sundowns a few weeks ago. Chiefs, who are desperate to get a chance at holding a cup subsequently booted both their coach, Ernst Middendorp, and his assistant, Shaun Bartlett.
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Meanwhile, Pitso also mentioned that he did not steal Maluleka from his former team, asking how could he steal someone that was unwilling.
“People say we took Maluleka‚ how can we take a player that doesn’t want to come to us. Did he want to come to us? Of course he wanted to come to us and that’s why he is here. It is not us taking the guy‚ but the guy wanted to play for us also,” he said
Pitso also mentioned that Chiefs took a blow by losing Maluleka during the bio-bubble whom he says passes a ball very well, as reported in a Sowetan Live article.
Pitso also shaded the team earlier this year calling them well-rested after they played less games than other teams during the PSL. The coach who was referring to his team, not fairing so well in the Caf Champions League used the fact that Chiefs had not been so active as an excuse for them to perform better in upcoming games.
Last year the ever-shading coach also went out of his way to point out that Chiefs are the only team without a CAF Champions League trophy to brag about, something that has fueled beliefs that the team does not take CAF Champions League seriously enough.
Earlier this year coach Pitso also shaded Chiefs by comparing them to University students. He described his team as having 9 modules while Chiefs only has three. It seems like coach Pitso hilariously never gets tired of shading his opposition, always finding new ways to throw jabs.
We wonder what new way he will find to shade poor Kaizer Chiefs who are seemingly always at the receiving end of neverending pokes.
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In other Briefly.co.za sports news, it was a proud moment for South Africa on Tuesday night as our very own Wade van Niekerk took first place in the international race event that took place in Switzerland. Wade, who was running in lane four, made it to first place at 45.58s in the 400m race.
The South African runner and previous world record breaker got in swiftly ahead of Netherland's Joachem Dobberlands, who came in at 45.78s in second place. Karel Zwelskski from Poland came in at the third spot at 46.03s on the clock.
Wade's first international win comes after failing to compete in an Italy race due to a harrowing positive coronavirus test. While the outcome of the test stopped him from attending the competition, his symptoms remained asymptomatic.
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