Pitso Mosimane, coach of Mamelodi Sundowns ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Thursday Apr 12, 2018. 16:30
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says one of his colleagues in the South African Premier Soccer League is trying to destabilise his camp by calling one of his star players in Themba Zwane.
Although the midfielder also known as 'Mshishi' was linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in the January transfer window, he has since extended his stay at Chloorkop.
‘Jingles’, however, said it is not Amakhosi boss Steve Komphela, but a close coach to him is regularly calling Zwane.
This comes to intensify the Absa Premiership title race as the Buccaneers fight with the log leading Brazilians for the coveted crown.
Speculation doing the rounds is that the coach could be Pirates’ assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena who was with the Brazilians last season.
"There's a coach of a big club busy calling Themba Zwane, I won't say who it is but it's not Steve,” Mosimane told SAfm.
“If I did the same there would be complaints. The coach is from one of the biggest teams and Themba says he's calling and calling".
“I know the coach, he's very close to me but I will protect him.”
Meanwhile, the former African champions are preparing to register a double over the reigning league champions Bidvest Wits, who they host on Saturday afternoon.
“Wits will never allow us to win. It’s a big one. They have their pride and integrity to play for. They will want to show that they can beat us,” said Mosimane.
“Huntie (Wits coach Gavin Hunt) won’t want to lose to us. It’s okay. We might not win. But I think that he will do the same thing with Pirates. It’s okay. It cancels both teams.”