Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane praised his side's stamina and endurance after Tuesday's 2-0 Absa Premiership victory over Golden Arrows.
Strikes from Hlompho Kekana and Themba Zwane in the opening 10 minutes ensured the three points went the way of the Brazilians.
The result sees 'Downs go top of the Absa Premiership standings ahead of Orlando Pirates whereas Arrows took a blow in their hopes of finishing in the top eight.
Speaking after the game, Mosimane told SuperSport: "We had the spirit, we had the tactics and second half we just had to manage the game."
The experienced mentor noted a hectic schedule which included the recent CAF Champions League elimination at the hands of Wydad Casablanca in the semi-finals: "Six games in 21 days is not child's play. With the travelling and all that it's unbelievable.
"These boys, they have the passion hey. They just keep on going. But you can see they are not there in the final 20 minutes. We need to kill the game earlier. It's good for them, the supporters.
"If they can match last year's record it will be unbelievable. For me it is the best season we have played. We just have the passion. I'm hoping this car doesn't stop at the end.
"You know when you are running with the reserve tank and you get stuck just before the garage? I just hope that doesn't happen.
"For me as a coach, it's my best season."
Sundowns can win the title if they beat Free State Stars at Goble Park on Saturday.
Kick-off is 15:00.