‘I want to add more stars’ - Pitso Mosimane

‘I want to add more stars’ - Pitso Mosimane
Pitso Mosimane, coach of Mamelodi Sundowns

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Jun 01, 2020. 11:00

Mamelodi Sundowns manager Pitso Mosimane says it is his ambition to bring more continental success to the club.

Mosimane led the Brazilians to their first CAF Champions League triumph in 2016 – an event which saw them add a star to the top of their club crest in honour of the feat.

Having recently signed a new four-year contract at ‘Downs, the 55-year-old has set his sights on “more stars” and taking his team to the Club World Cup.

“Let’s be honest if I say the ambition is to win the Absa Premiership, you will say no Pitso you’ve won it four times – that means you don’t have ambition,” Mosimane told PowerFM, as quoted by Goal.

“I won the MTN8 [SAA Supa8] as my first trophy at SuperSport United and the whole is to…I’m looking at the emblem of Al Ahly, so many stars.

“I look at the emblem of Esperance four or three stars. I’m looking at TP Mazembe three or four and I look at Wydad [Casabalnca] they have and I look at Raja [Casablanca], they have one or two.

“So, I’m looking at those stars and say my team is the only one with one star, it’s lonely. I want to add more stars, I don’t think we can still say we want to win the Absa Premiership. People will say Pitso you’re underachieving. For me [the challenge], it is the Champions League.

“We must go to the Club World Cup, it’s a big stage and to be treated like Real Madrid. The boys have never seen anything like that, business class [flights], top pitches and it’s a World Cup.

“I’m trying to build a team. You know the 2016 team was a super team. I’m not saying the team I have now is not good. I believe we could have won the league this year.

“The super team won four trophies [Telkom Knockout, PSL, Champions League, and Super Cups] in one year. Sometimes it’s like you’re bragging but it’s true. I had the CBD [Leonardo Castro, Khama Billiat, Keagan Dolly] there. I had Percy Tau and Themba Zwane to be on top of that, what a team.”

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