Sun­downs con­fi­dent of se­cur­ing yet an­other tre­ble

African Times - - Classifieds - SAVIOUS KWINIKA

MAMELODI Sun­downs coach, Pitso Mosi­mane, be­lieves his side is ca­pa­ble of clinch­ing an un­prece­dented tre­ble.

The Pre­to­ria team is in con­tention for the Ned­bank Cup, Absa Pre­mier­ship and the Con­fed­er­a­tion of African Foot­ball (CAF) Champions League.

“I know some­times it back­fires when you say you want all tro­phies and end up get­ting noth­ing. Or you say you will go for one just to man­age the sup­port­ers and the ex­pec­ta­tions,” Mosi­mane said.

“For my own mo­ti­va­tion and con­fi­dence, I would say I’m go­ing for ev­ery­thing. We have done it be­fore and there is noth­ing stop­ping us from do­ing it once more. That’s the ref­er­ence for me.”

By win­ning the tre­ble, Sun­downs could em­u­late their suc­cess be­tween 2016 and 2017 when they clinched the Champions League, do­mes­tic ti­tle and the Su­per Cup.

Striker Percy Tau is also in line to se­cure the in­di­vid­ual ac­co­lades in the Absa Pre­mier­ship, to put the ic­ing on Sun­downs’ cake.

The in-form at­tacker is a favourite for the Top Goal Scorer and Player of the Sea­son awards.

He scored his eleventh strike this past week­end to draw level with Polok­wane City’s Rod­ney Ra­m­a­galela.

Judg­ing by cur­rent form, Tau looks likely to win the race for the Golden Boot.

Among the chas­ing pack are Su­perS­port United’s Evans Rusike (8), Gift Mo­tupa (Baroka,8) and Khama Bil­liat (Sun­downs,7).

On six goals are Aubrey Modiba (Su­pers­port), Lehlo­honolo Ma­joro (Bid­vest Wits), Wal­ter Mu­sona (Polok­wane City), Mh­lengi Cele (Golden Ar­rows) and Siphelele Magubane (AmaZulu).

The ti­tle race re­sumes on Saturday with Sun­downs host­ing de­fend­ing champions Wits at Lof­tus Vers­feld Sta­dium. Kick-off is 15h00.

Also on Saturday, Free State Stars will play Bloem­fontein Celtic at Goble Park in a Free State pro­vin­cial derby while cri­sis-torn Kaizer Chiefs host rel­e­ga­tion-haunted Plat­inum Stars at FNB Sta­dium.

Cape Town City host Su­perS­port at Athlone Sta­dium.

On Sunday, AmaZulu will host sec­ond-placed Or­lando Pi­rates at King Zwelithini Sta­dium.

Baroka en­ter­tain Mar­itzburg United at Peter Mok­aba Sta­dium while Chippa

United and Ajax Cape Town square up at the Nel­son Man­dela Bay Sta­dium.

FULL FIX­TURE: SATURDAY

Mamelodi Sun­downs vs Bid­vest Wits (Lof­tus Vers­feld Sta­dium 15h00)

Free State Stars vs Bloem­fontein Celtic (Goble Park 18h00) Kaizer Chiefs vs Plat­inum Stars (FNB (Sta­dium 20h15)

Cape Town City FC vs Su­perS­port United (Athlone Sta­dium 20h15)

SUNDAY

AmaZulu FC vs Or­lando Pi­rates (King Zwelithini Sta­dium 15h00)

Baroka FC vs Mar­itzburg United (Peter Mok­aba Sta­dium 15h00) Chippa United vs Ajax Cape Town (Nel­son Man­dela Bay Sta­dium 15h00). - CAJ News

Picture: Den­vor de Wee/ Vis­ual Buzz SA

Mamelodi Sun­downs coach Pitso Mosi­mane.

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