Absa Premiership

Pitso shrugs off PSL rejected appeal

Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane urged his charges to get on with the programme, after their appeal to postpone a league fixture was rejected.

On Wednesday, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) rejected Mamelodi Sundowns' appeal to have their Premiership encounter against Maritzburg United on September 14 postponed due to a hectic scheduled that includes eight games in 17 days.

Mosimane's team face a hectic schedule for this month, where they are set to compete in eight matches in the space of 17 days.

"You have to go on with the way the programme is and that's what I told the guys. I told them we need to prepare differently and we need to be mentally strong and know that we are going to be living at the airport now,” Mosimane told the Sowetan.

"I don't want to talk about who is being treated this way or that way. The last thing we want is to come and say, 'we could not make it because the programme was like this and that'. I want them to say they have made it against all odds," said the 52-year-old head coach.

"We have enough manpower for the league and MTN8, but we do not have personnel for Champions League. You must remember we lost eight players in the Champions League. I will rely on the guys we have."

Sundowns are looking to capture his first MTN8 title as they prepare to face Chippa United in the first-leg of their last-four encounter on Sunday.

After just another three days, Mosimane's charges will than have to travel to Zambia to face Zesco United in the first-leg of their CAF Champions League semi-finals.