By James K. Attaglo Wilson
Mamelodi Sundowns coach – Pitso Mosimane could not hide his joy on Saturday as the Brazilians clinched the 2019/20 Absa Premiership title.
The Kabo Yellow [Sundowns] made a triumphant recovery after a slow start to beat Kaizer Chiefs [who sat at the summit of the table for over one year with 15 points lead] to lift the title.
Speaking in a post match interview the experience gaffer said this is the best trophy he has won:
“What a title to win. I think Mamelodi Sundowns, everyone knows we are slow starters and we leave it to the last. Last year we left it to the last and I hope next year we don’t do the same thing because it becomes a bad habit and we might not win it in the end,” Mosimane told the media after the game.
“But I would like to remain positive, for the victory, this one was the best I have ever won, I think it is like I can put it as the same as the Champions League.”
“We must thank the people who won the trophy, the players, of course, I must thank the Yellow nation for being always on the roads wherever we play they have been there, this is dedicated for them, we also thank my entire technical team, I told Rulani (Mokwena), he is an angel he has a lot of luck, I told him trophies are here, stay where the trophies are.”
“Of course not forgetting the board of Mamelodi Sundowns and Dr Patrice Motsepe.”
“Lastly I would like to thank Coach Middendorp, I said it yesterday that we have run our race me and him, I said it is like boxing, before the two boxers fight, we Hype the game.”
“He gave Kaizer Chiefs a shock therapy, he played different, different tactics but look where the team is and if the tactics were wrong why until the last game that we only won the league.”
“When you go with Mamelodi Sundowns, you have to be sure of your endurance. We went toe-to-toe with Kaizer Chiefs under Stuart Baxter, we went toe-to-toe with Gavin Hunt, with Micho (Milutin Sredojevic) for two years but I kept it and never gave it to them.”