Mosimane downplays Sundowns treble triumph

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane was quick to play down his side's treble triumph after the match, explaining that—in contrast to the league title, the Nedbank Cup didn't excite him that much.

 

Sundowns' celebration were rather pale given the fact that uncertainty overshadowed the victory due to Tebogo Langerman, who entered the game suspended, was somehow named on the bench of the defending league champions.

 

"I'm happy, we have won but the league [title] is bigger,” Mosimane told SuperSport.

 

“Okay I'm not saying the Nedbank [Cup] is small, but I'm saying it's a 30-game thing. What can I say? We've got the cup, thank you.”

 

Mosimane also lauded Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango after his heroics kept Bloemfontein Celtic at bay in Saturday’s Nedbank Cup final.

 

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"It was really a tough game for us. I think Denis [Onyango] saved us, two chances in the first-half and the second-half but the game came out exactly the way we expected because of the pattern that they play.

 

"We had to frustrate them on that, not giving [Victor] Letsoalo and [Ndumiso] Mabena enough chance, then they resorted to long balls because they want to use the quick players, [Tebogo] Potsane and them.”