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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane explains why the 2013/14 Absa Premiership title race was bigger

Posted: 14 March 2019 Time: 17:45

Despite seven teams being involved in this season’s Absa Premiership title battle, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says the 2013/14 race stands out most for him.

Sundowns came back from about 10 points to beat Kaizer Chiefs to the title that season, making one of the most incredible come backs in PSL history. The Brazilians finished the campaign on 65 points, two ahead of Amakhosi who were coached by Stuart Baxter at the time. 

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Sundowns currently lead the standings with 43 points, but there are six other teams that are still in the race for the title. Orlando Pirates, Cape Town City, Bidvest Wits, SuperSport United, Polokwane City and Kaizer Chiefs are all still in the hunt for the title and they will no doubt fight to the last day to try get their hands on it.

“2013/14 for me was the big one, because you must remember we were 11 points behind [Kaizer Chiefs]. I mean really, 11 points behind? Who is 11 points behind from the top now? Let’s say Celtic wins the league [this season]. It’s exactly the same way how it was for us [in 2013/14],” Mosimane told media recently, after winning the Absa Premiership Coach of the Month award.

“We were not lying eighth, but we were 11 points behind and we ended up winning the league. So anybody can win the league. It’s up for grabs.”

Sundowns will not be involved in domestic action this weekend. They take on Moroccan outfit Wydad Casablanca in the CAF Champions League on Saturday. 

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Article by: Tshepang Mailwane
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