Saturday Oct 05, 2019. 11:00
Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has backed Supersport United to win the MTN8 final at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
Mosimane, who coached Matsatsantsa to three straight top eight finals between 2004-06, will be rooting for his former club this weekend.
SuperSport will take on a high-flying Highlands Park club astutely coached by Owen da Gama in Soweto, but Mosimane made no secret about where his loyalties lie.
The Brazilians boss believes that victory for SuperSport will give Kaitano Tembo more time in the job and thus, he is hoping that the Tshwane club can make it two MTN8 title wins in the past three seasons.
“I would like Kaitano [to win] because he is my former player and also to be his first trophy. It’s always good because I don’t like this thing of coaches being sacked,” said Mosimane as quoted by KickOff.com.
“I don’t want him to lose his job because South African coaches are being sacked and losing jobs to coaches from outside. I am not saying we must not get coaches from outside, but I am being patriotic. I am looking after my people because I was born and bred here. I was raised in the township.
“So they deserve a chance. I don’t want Kaitano to lose his job. I think for him to hang around a bit, it will give him a caution if he wins it. Owen [Da Gama] will not lose his job if he loses [on Saturday] because he has done a lot for that club,” he concluded.