Pitso Mosimane steps up mind games ahead of Chiefs clash

Pitso Mosimane steps up mind games ahead of Chiefs clash
Percy Tau celebrates his goal with Pitso Mosimane, coach of Mamelodi Sundowns

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Jan 26, 2018. 17:00

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has stepped up the mind games ahead of the Absa Premiership leader's heavyweight showdown against Kaizer Chiefs this Saturday.

The Brazilians travel to FNB Stadium eager to keep their lead atop the league standings in tact.

Mosimane's troops currently sit on 34 points after 18 fixtures, five points clear of the Amakhosi who scored a late goal through former 'Downs forward Leonardo Castro to beat Baroka FC last time out.

"We have to be conservative at FNB stadium," said Mosimane. "I can't be the aggressor again. There's a first time for everything. Do you want me to be caught on the break? I respect Steve [Komphela] and we will adapt.

"We need to be smart We can't be all over the place. We know how they play. We are playing away, someone must attack. They must also attack me. They must also come.

Mosimane continued: "I also want to use speed against people and play counter-attack. Maybe I will play counter-attack. We have to be conservative, why not. I don't play mind games. I'm serious."

Mosimane's troops suffered a 2-1 defeat in the reverse fixture at Loftus Stadium earlier this season.

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