Mosimane unfazed by Wits loss

Sundowns coach says he can’t make any excuses after his side lost 1-0 to Wits.

FILE: Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane reacts during a game. Picture: Abed Ahmed/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he can't make excuses for his side's performance against Wits.

The defending premiership champions went down by 1-0 to Gavin Hunt's side last night, recording their first loss in the league since 28 August last year.

Mosimane says they're not struggling to juggle all the competitions they're contesting in.

"You don't want to blame the number of games that are coming because sometimes we have been winning with the same number of games coming. So tonight, we can't blame that but there is three titles in it and we have to go on. Maybe we might not win one and take the other two."

He believes the three teams chasing Kaizer Chiefs are still in with a shot at the title.

"We try to win, we try to play. It was a difficult game, we've got to also respect the opponent, they did very well. But you keep going, you can't give up because you'll never know what's going to happen tomorrow or what's going to happen on Saturday. So in football you keep going."

Meanwhile, Hunt says his team executed the plan perfectly.

The Clever Boys moved into second place with 40 points, now just seven points behind leaders Amakhosi.

He insists the chasing teams are out of the running for the league title.

"We can't worry about them, we have to worry about ourselves. We're just considering ourselves one game at the time. We've got big game on Friday, we need to get up again and see where we go."

He says there can't be continental success without domestic success.

"We're a small squad, we've got to get our priorities right. We've got to try our combination in South Africa first before even try to go in Africa. We're not a club that's big as Pirates and Chiefs, we don't have the resources.

"We've got to concentrate on trying to win domestically first and then worry about Champions League and things like that."