“Title talk not in our heads” : Johnson

“Title talk not in our heads” : Johnson

With the Premiership serving up a number of surprises in the opening quarter, just who will be crowned champions at the end of the season is the hot topic of debate.

Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson after Dikwena beat SuperSport United to go top of the table.

“Title talks are not in our heads for now,” said Johnson.“In the past we have taken one step forward and two steps backward and we need to build the character of the team and the players going into the game. For now we would like to do as best as we can to build a brand of football.”

SuperSport United coach Gordon Igesund after losing 3-1 to Platinum Stars.

“We have to try change things around,” said Igesund. “The players know that they are under big pressure. Every time we seem to make an error we get punished. We are good enough to get out of the situation, but today we weren’t very good. The players were so desperate to win the match that we forgot our responsibilities at the back.”

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane after a hard-fought 3-2 win over Ajax Cape Town.

“You can see we are playing in drips and drabs; we are not really convincing,” said Mosimane. “And I know why – because there’s pressure, because there’s stress. The players are feeling the pressure that we have to win and that we don’t want to make mistakes. But we’ve been talking about leaving zero behind, and we kept zero behind today.”

Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler on the 1-0 win over Al Ahly in the Confederations Cup semi-final first leg encounter.

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