MAMELODI Sundowns’ newly appointed coach PitsoMosimne says it is only the matter of time before he could turn the Brazilians to its lost glory.
Mosimane was speaking ahead of Sundowns’Absa Premiership match against log leaders, Kaizer Chiefs whom they host at the Loftus Stadium in Tshwane tomorrow night.
“I must admit that things were not well at the club when I took over, and there are lot more things to be rectified such as changing the mentality of players, balancing and shaping of the team which was not up to the standard when I took over. It is my aim to make sure that those aspects are rectified in these remaining 15 league matches while at the same time getting points to finish in a respectable position at the end of this current season,” pointed out Mosimane who added that he can only speak of challenging the league honours in the next season.
Mosimane took over coaching reigns from the be-leaguered Johan Neskeens in November last year and has since guided the Chloorokop-based side to four league matches and has since collected 8 points out of the possible 12, playing to two draws against Free State Stars and Chippa United and winning two matches against Black Leopards and BidVest Wits.
“That was a big achievement for me given the fact that the club couldn’t achieve that in a number of games played before my arrival,” said the former BafanaBafana coach.
Against Chiefs, Mosimane said they were expecting a tough match as the Naturena-based side are currently on top of their football.
“There is no doubt that tomorrow’s match is going to be a tough one, but we are equally ready for them and we will give it our best shot. As of now, every game is important for us because we want to move away from the current position which is very unusual for a big club like Sundowns.” AddedMosimane whose club is currently positioned 10 with 18 points from 15 matches.
Mosimane’s counter-part at Chiefs, Stuart Baxter echoed his sentiments about the match, saying: “This is going to be a tough match, especially given the fact that players are from a long break. Currently I am experiencing a lot of injuries in my squad and postponement would have been better for us as a club,” said Baxter.
In the other Absa Premiership matches tomorrow, Orlando Pirates welcome SuperSport United at Orlando Stadium with Black Leopards taking on BidVest Wits at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo while Free State Stars welcome Chippa United at the Charles Mopeli Stadium in Qqa Qwa.