Fri. Jul 19th, 2019

Pitso Mosimane bemoans Sundowns points uncertainty

Pitso Mosimane, Coach of Mamelodi Sundowns FC during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 game between AmaZulu and Mamelodi Sundowns at King Zwelentini Stadium on 15 September 2018 © Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePixPitso Mosimane has again lashed out at the Premier Soccer League over their handling of disciplinary action against Sundowns.

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Mamelodi Sundowns manager Pitso Mosimane says he can’t celebrate his club moving level on points with league leaders Orlando Pirates while the PSL is yet to decide if they will be docked points.

Sundowns came from behind to beat Chippa United 3-2 and move up to 50 points but they remain in second on goal difference and may soon find themselves further behind.

The club were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player last year and could lose as many as three points.

Sundowns and Pirates are in contention to win the Premier Soccer League with a record low total of points in a campaign plagued by inconsistency across the board.

Mosimane is irate with the league’s handling of the ineligible player issue, and slammed the lack of clarity on the matter after Downs win at Loftus on Tuesday.

“I still don’t know how many points I have and I still don’t know who is going to get the points and I still don’t know how many points we going to get deducted,” Mosimane told SuperSport after the game.

“So I’m not excited about that (moving level with Pirates). It doesn’t matter, it doesn’t mean anything to me personally.

“I know everybody has a go at me, but somebody has to speak out and that’s me. I know what’s going to happen and will it be the first time no. So Pitso will talk.”

Mosimane withdrew Sibusiso Vilakazi shortly after Gaston Sirino had given Sundowns a 3-1 lead and later pulled the Uruguayan playmaker off as well.

The coach wasn’t thrilled with Sirino’s allround display on the day but happy with his ability to influence the game.

“He (Sirino) didn’t play very well in the first 20 minutes, he lost balls. But when he is there you know he is going to deliver a pass and assist.

“He gave (Hlompho Kekana) Keke the ball to score. He is important player; you can see he is not fresh. We took him out to save him.

“We saved our important player. As much as we want to win, but you take Vila and Gaston out because they are important players, we need them,” Mosimane said.

Sundowns play the first leg of their Caf Champions League semi-final against Wydad Casablanca in Morocco this Friday. The team’s next league assignment is a midweek game against Black Leopards next wednesday.

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