Pitso Mosimane preparing Brazilians for 'emotional' Nedbank Cup clash

Pitso Mosimane
Pitso Mosimane
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Pitso Mosimane says Mamelodi Sundowns will need to be on top form to beat a determined Bidvest Wits in their Nedbank Cup semi-final.

The Clever Boys will cease to exist at the end of the season, following their sale to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.

They would undoubtedly like to end their season on a high note by winning silverware, and Mosimane knows Gavin Hunt's side will be up for the task.

Speaking to TimesLive, the Brazilians' boss explained he expects an emotional game.

He said: "We have a big game against Wits of course and if you listen to their statements‚ they're saying that they want to go out in style.

"Obviously there are a lot of incentives for the (Wits) players and the coaches (to win the cup)‚ so that's why they've prioritized the Nedbank Cup. I’m saying what they're saying in the media."

Wits are also technically still in the Premiership title race, only 10 points behind leaders Kaizer Chiefs with nine games to play.

Sundowns are just four points adrift in second place, but with a game in hand over Chiefs.

"They haven't said anything about the league. They have only spoken about the cup‚ so that gives me an indication that the league is not the priority to them," added Mosimane.

"They want to win it and I know the character of the coach (Hunt) and the character of the team. So, I know how difficult it will be and this is how I'm preparing my team.

"It's a big game‚ it's a semi-final and it's an emotional game."

- TEAMtalk media

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