Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has taken a jab on Kaizer Chiefs, relating to the Soweto giants’ disastrous finish to the season.
The Brazilians were crowned league champions for a third straight time after a little under half an hour at the top of the standings throughout the duration of the campaign.
How Kaizer Chiefs blew it
Amakhosi, who spent over the year in pole position, let slip of what would have been their first title in five years, as they dropped points against Baroka on the final day, while their rivals from across the Jukskei River dispatched of Black Leopards in the parallel fixture.
Speaking on Power FM, Mosimane said Chiefs blew it despite being favoured by glaring errors from match officials.
“They had a 13 points gap and I have always said they benefited from some referees mistakes. I mean how many times did they benefit from referees’ mistakes this season. With all these benefits and 13 points, they blew it at the end and we capitalized to win it,” said the Sundowns coach.
“We dropped a lot of points during the bio bubble. Our first two matches were draws against Orlando Pirates and Highlands Park. We also lost against Cape Town City. But Chiefs were worse than us during the bubble.”
Pitso Mosimane vs Amakhosi
Mosimane took aim at Kaizer Chiefs numerous times during recently-concluded campaign.
In November, he warned that Sundowns would finish the season stronger. This was after the Tshwane giants had booked a spot in the Telkom Knockout final, where they claimed the first of their three titles during the course of the season.
Earlier in the year, he was quizzed about his constant jabs at the Soweto giants, where he admitted that he grew up supporting Chiefs.
“People don’t know that. I don’t hate Kaizer Chiefs, but they are my competition. It is nothing personal,” Mosimane said.