Pitso Mosimane vows to guide Sundowns to five straight wins_1

Pitso Mosimane is confident that Mamelodi Sundowns can go on their longest winning streak yet this season.

The Tshwane Giants return to league action on Saturday, as they come up against Chippa United at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

This is after three straight cup fixtures – two in the Caf Champions League plus a Nedbank Cup encounter.

Pitso Mosimane makes brave call

In the league, they are third in the league standings, some way behind log leaders, Kaizer Chiefs.

The former Bafana mentor believes they can close the gap by grabbing five straight wins to stretch their winning streak to six.

“You never know, Wits have to play Chiefs twice, what if there’s two draws there? We also believe we can beat Chiefs at FNB, that’s a possibility. I am not saying it’s going to happen,” Mosimane told reporters on Thursday.
“You have to keep going. We drew against Wits twice and lost to Pirates – that’s reality. It can make the league race interesting. We have a photo finish. We can go five in a row, that I can guarantee you. But let’s see, this thing can be interesting – a good finish.
“Maybe I can speak to Gavin Hunt because Wits took four points from me with those two draws. And with JZ (Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer) they are on form, and (Gabadinho) Mhango is on form. We will go to FNB and see what happens there. Watch the space.” 

Title defence proves an uphill climb for reigning champs

Sundowns have stuttered in their title defence, drawing twice against Bidvest Wits before an away defeat to Orlando Pirates.

They have since redeemed themselves with a victory over city rivals Supersport United, and now face a confident Chippa United side.

On the horizon is a bit of a busy period, with a congested list of fixtures lying in wait.

Following their clash against the Chilli Boys, Sundowns host Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday before returning to Nedbank Cup action with a date against third-tier outfit Vaal University of Technology.

Five days later, they return to continental competition with an away clash to eight-time African champions Al-Ahly.

Having already claimed one trophy this season, Mosimane suggesting that his side are aiming for a clean sweep.

“If I say no to wanting four trophies, Sundowns will be disappointed with me, but what does the reality say? If you say no you are not ambitious. If you say yes, you might be a little bit arrogant and people will sharpen their swords and knives and they going to cut you.”Pitso Mosimane