Mamelodi Sundowns Coach Pitso Mosimane remains proud of his boys despite failure to defend their ABSA Premiership title.
The ‘Brazilians’ were held at home by Maritzburg United in a four goal thriller at the Lucas Moripe stadium and the result coupled with Bidvest Wits win over Polokwane City saw the students win their first ever title with a round of games still to play.
“They [the players] gave a big fight. I am proud of them, they tried,” said Mosimane as quoted by Kickoff. “It was difficult – you can see we are pulling with the lowest gear, but they still put a fight. I am really proud of them; they gave their best this year,” he added.
With 56 points, Sundowns are just a point above third placed Cape Town City and Mosimane has called on his charges to fight for second to guarantee champions league football next year.
I told them at half-time – I said no matter but just try fight for second position which is still there for the Champions League because it’s important the team must go to the Champions League for the 3rd year in a row.
Sundowns are already in the group stages of the 2017 Total CAF Champions League and drew their first game- goalless against Ethiopia’s Saint-George.
Uganda Cranes Captain and Goalkeeper, Denis Onyango features for the reigning African champions.