Nthethe: It's not in our hands yet

Nthethe: It's not in our hands yet
Thabo Nthethe of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Camaldine Abraw of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on January 09, 2016 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday May 04, 2016. 14:39

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Thabo Nthethe insists they will not stop fighting until the Absa Premiership trophy is in their hands.

Nthethe revealed to the The Star website that coach Pitso Mosimane has told his troops to remain calm ahead of their fixture against University of Pretoria, on Wednesday night.

The Brazilians top the log table with 62 points, and a win over their Tshwane rivals -AmaTuks - will seal their seventh league title.

However, to 'Mr Cool', it's a normal day in the office as they aim to claim their second league crown in three seasons.

“We have to finish on a high. The guys are calm. It’s not the first time that we have been in this position, and the guys know how to focus,” said Nthethe.

“The coach has emphasised the need for us to calm down. We have to do what we have been doing until we have the trophy in our hands - for now it’s not yet ours.”


The former Bafana Bafana and Bloemfontein Celtic skipper added that Sundowns prepare for every game in the same manner.

“Every game that we play we do analysis, we know how Tuks play. We have to focus on the game and do what we have been doing,” continued the 31-year-old.

“It’s going to be tough because of their position but we have to make sure we keep a clean sheet. We have to ensure that we win it.

“We have to do what we have been doing until we have the trophy in our hands.”

Moreover, Shaun Bartlett and his troops are desperately chasing a win in their bid to survive relegation, giving the match all the necessary ingredients for a thrilling Tshwane derby.

Tuks Stadium is the venue with the match scheduled to kick-off at 19h30.

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