Neville Khoza
2 minute read
11 Nov 2013
6:00 am

Sundowns’ Mosimane pours cold water on title talk

Neville Khoza

With Mamelodi Sundowns looking good to win their six PSL title this season, coach Pitso Mosimane says their recent good form is due to the fact that they are scoring freely.

After the Brazilians defeated University of Pretoria 3-1 in a Tshwane derby on Saturday at Tuks Stadium to extend their lead at the top of the table to 20 points after nine matches, “Jingles” is pleased that the side are collecting points even though he insists he hasn’t found the right balance.

“Is not easy to put it together. As you can see the team is not really smooth,” Mosimane said.

“We are doing the business, but it takes time. We are doing well because we are tactically disciplined and because we have individual players who are good. We are doing well because my strikers are scoring.

“We are a free-scoring side, but the play is not yet there.”

Cuthbert Malajila, Khama Billiat, left, and Rodney Ramagalela scored for Downs, while Grant Kekana replied for the students.

With Downs fast becoming red-hot favourites to land land the trophy at the end of the season, Mosimane downplayed his side’s title chances.

“I don’t know about the favourites tag, we are not favourite. We’ve not won the league in five years.”

Meanwhile, AmaTuks coach Steve Barker admitted that it’s a challenging time for his side as they are struggling this season.

The loss against Sundowns was Tuks’ second in succession after losing to Bidvest Wits in midweek. The students have won just two matches so far this season.

“At the end of the day it was a disappointing result for us,” Barker said.

“I’m not disappointed with the overall performance of the team, just disappointed with the result and proud of the boys’ performance. “It is a challenging time for the team and obviously the amount of points we have is not where we wanted to be.”

Elsewhere on Saturday, SuperSport United moved to second place following a 3-1 win over Golden Arrows. They are two points behind Sundowns.