Koketso Ramorei
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17 Apr 2015
12:25 pm

Pitso – It ain’t over

Koketso Ramorei

"I say sorry to the Sundowns fans ..." was all Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane would say in what appeared to be a concession that their chance of successfully defending their Absa Premiership title is gone.

Pitso Mosimane. Pic: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images.

Sundowns trail log leaders Kaizer Chiefs by a massive 13 points with just five games remaining, which translates to a maximum 14 possible points. Amakhosi, meanwhile, are on 60 points with four games remaining and should they win their next fixture against Polokwane City next week., they will be crowned this season’s Premiership champions.

Downs suffered a whopping 5-0 defeat at the hands of Bloemfontein Celtic at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday, one of the worst defeats the team have suffered since the inception of the top tier in 1996. But Mosimane has vowed to fight until the last game of the season, despite their slim chances. “There’s no referee that made us lose the game,” said Mosimane. “It was a complete off day. It is a test of character to all the individuals at the club, but we will come out.

“We are not going to sit back. Mathematically we can still make it, so we are going to give it everything we have.” Mosimane’s something from the current campaign will be the Nedbank Cup where they face National First Division side Vasco da Gama in the semifinals of April 24. Mosimane and striker Cuthbert Malajila were yesterday crowned the Absa Premiership Player-of-the-Month and Coach-of_the_Month awards for the months of February and March by the Premier Soccer League.

Sundowns will take on Ajax Cape Town in their next league fixture and if what Mosimane is saying is anything to go by, the Brazilians will come out guns blazing. “We have to do it for everyone … for the supporters. It is going to be a difficult few games remaining  but we keep going. We are also in Nedbank [Cup] and because we know the importance of the competition we also have to go all