Absa Premiership

Baxter: Pitso has lost respect

Stuart Baxter (Supplied)
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)

Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter admits that he has lost all respect for Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane following his pre-match theatrics on Sunday.

Mosimane had an intense quarrel with match officials before his team's 3-1 win over SuperSport United in the MTN8 quarter-finals.

Mosimane was infuriated after Sundowns players had requested the northern half of the field to warm-up and for their bench to use.

Stubbornly, the former Bafana Bafana coach refused to use the other half and subsequently a shambolic scene ensued where both teams warmed-up on the same half.

"Our warm-up was totally compromised, because they were running in and out of our side of the pitch," Baxter told the Sowetan.

"And then the comments that Pitso has made - either the insinuation that we [SuperSport] did wrong, or the shouting and swearing in the game - I think it diminishes the respect that people have for him.

"But the way he behaved was not fitting, and I'm sure a lot of his former friends at SuperSport will have lost respect for him. And I have to say he's gone down in my estimations. I don't know who Pitso was angry at.

"I hope he's directing it at the league. Even if he was, I still don't understand why he's even directing it at the league."

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