Thursday Mar 19, 2020. 16:00
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has backed his team to hit the ground running and dial up the pressure on Absa Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs when football resumes.
The Brazilians, who are the reigning champions in South Africa’s top flight, are currently placed second on the log on 44 points – four adrift of leaders Chiefs, but with a game in hand.
Sundowns were set to continue their league campaign with a crunch match against fellow heavyweights Orlando Pirates this midweek, but football authorities postponed all activity amidst the coronavirus crisis.
“I remember last year; we were fighting for the league with Orlando Pirates. At this point in time, I remember we were in Morocco [playing in the CAF Champions League],” Mosimane told KickOff.
“I think we were seven or eight points behind, but Pirates had played three or two more games. We managed to come back and do it.
“I am happy that at home we have been winning games. I like the confidence and string of wins because I am waiting for the last five games.
“We will go five in a row (unbeaten), that one I can guarantee. Last five, we will go five in a row.”
Should Mosimane guide the Brazilians to league glory, it will be his fifth championship with the Tshwane club since taking over in 2012. He has also secured them a CAF Champions League title, as well as two Telkom Knockout (League Cup) trophies and one Nedbank Cup (National Cup).