Mosimane thanks fans

2016-10-19 06:00

PITSO MOSIMANE, the Mamelodi Sundowns coach, has thanked all South Africans for the support given to his team in their victory over Zamalek in the first leg final of the African Champions League in Tshwane on Saturday (15/10).

Fans came out in droves to witness Sundowns destroy Zamalek 3-0 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium and head into the second leg in Alexandria next Sunday (23/10) with a big advantage.

Mosimane says the “12th man” made a huge difference for the team.

“I would be doing an injustice if we don’t congratulate and thank the whole of South Africa. I saw yellow jerseys, I saw Chiefs jerseys, I saw Bafana Bafana jerseys, it was unbelievable. I was so emotional. That was true patriotism,” Mosimane said.

“Jingles” also reserved special praise for the media in marketing the match.

“I told the guys I have never seen Sundowns on the back pages like this.

“Every week, big pictures. Percy Tau had a nice big picture in the Sowetan. I said to him: ‘Who do you think you are?’ But it’s because you guys supported us.

“I said it’s not easy to be on the back page with a full picture when they had a small picture of Lionel Messi. It’s because you guys supported us all the way. You guys have been patriotic.

“South Africa is slowly coming to understand. I wish we could have many more games like these.

“Some people don’t understand international football, but it was brilliant, beautiful.

“I want to thank the other teams in the PSL. They brought their supporters. I got messages from Calvin Johnson, from everybody, Lucky Lekgwathi, Ramahlwe Mphahlele.

“It was unbelievable, the good luck messages that we got,” Mosimane con­cluded. –

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.


Chocolate can be fatal for dogs

Chocolate contains a substance called theobromine that is similar to caffeine and is toxic to dogs at certain levels.



Spider-man star's adorable relationship with his dog
Do you know what you are feeding your dog?
Watch: Proof animals have souls
Would you clone your pet?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.