Pitso can’t re­sist a dip at Amakhosi

The Citizen (KZN) - - Sport - Michael­son Gumede

At this rate it might be safe to say Pitso Mosi­mane has a mild ob­ses­sion with get­ting on Premier Soc­cer League ri­vals Kaizer Chiefs’ nerves be­cause every slight op­por­tu­nity to diss Amakhosi, Mosi­mane does not let it slide.

His lat­est swipe came af­ter Mamelodi Sun­downs beat Su­perS­port United thanks to a lone goal from Sibu­siso Vi­lakazi (right) in the Ned­bank Cup last 32 this past week­end. In his post-match press con­fer­ence, Mosi­mane said his wish is to get pit­ted against the min­nows when the last 16 draw takes place this evening, much like Chiefs had what could be eas­ily de­scribed as an easy route into last sea­son’s fi­nal, where they were em­bar­rassed by GladAfrica side TS Galaxy.

Chiefs opened last sea­son’s edi­tion with a visit to Tor­nado FC where they needed ex­tra time to beat the min­nows 1-0. “Jin­gles” sug­gested that if his Sun­downs were to be paired with smaller teams, they would not need ex­tra time or even lose against a sec­ond-tier team in the fi­nal.

“It was a cup game and who cares what hap­pened? We played Su­perS­port and some played Amavarara FC or Hun­gry Lions. Next round can I have a draw like other peo­ple? Can I have a nice one? We are not that for­tu­nate. I also want to have a breather be­cause we have the Cham­pi­ons League and the league to fight for. I need Amavarara, can I have them? Or Vaal Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, bring them, it’s fine,” said Mosi­mane.

“If you give me Amavarara and VUT all the way to the fi­nal and you give me TS Galaxy in the fi­nal, we can’t have an ex­cuse. TS Galaxy

in the fi­nal? I mean re­ally, it is for you to take it.

“There was an­other one, Tor­nado FC and you only win in ex­tra time. Af­ter Tor­nado there was an­other one, Ma­gesi FC, given to you. Can I also have that?

Mean­while Mat­sat­santsa Pi­tori coach Kai­tano Tembo was hurt by the de­feat but pleased with how his side played.

“I thought we had the bet­ter chances and it was the first time I saw Sun­downs park­ing the bus. I am happy in terms of the per­for­mance but dis­ap­pointed with the re­sult,” said Tembo.

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