Thursday Oct 24, 2019. 09:00
Pitso Mosimane has taken a swipe at Kaizer Chiefs counterpart Ernst Middendorp in build up to this weekend’s crunch Absa Premiership showdown in Pretoria.
The Brazilians moved within two points of the Amakhosi with a 1-0 win over Highlands Park on Wednesday evening. Mauricio Affonso scored a stoppage-time winner for the hosts who would move top with victory over Chiefs on Sunday.
Mosimane made sure to land an early punch in build-up to this weekend’s clash, reacting to comments made by Middendorp this past weekend.
The Chiefs boss said following the club’s penalty shoot-out win over Cape Town City that coaches should leave the referees alone, having heard Benni McCarthy’s post-match rant aimed at the match official.
Mosimane, though, has challenged Middendorp to keep that same energy if decisions and results start to go against his team.
“We know how to win the championship. We have won the championship a lot, nine championships. We know how to win the league,” Mosimane told SuperSport TV following the match on Wednesday.
“This is about winning the league, it’s not about fighting the guy who’s on form. They [Chiefs] are on form, they are doing well, they are strong, they are physical. Benni was complaining after, you know the issues, the stories we speak about them.
“It is a story with them, hopefully things will turn around. I’m waiting for Middendorp to talk when things don’t go well for him.
“I’m just waiting because I know his story, when he was at Maritzburg United and everywhere else, he was facing the DC [Disciplinary Committee ] everyday, why? Because of fighting the referee, he forgot now. Now he’s on a gravy train, his time is coming,” he concluded.