Downs' on the verge of backing the PSL title!


The Sundowns midfielder said the players were excited to be only one game away from lifting the league trophy. “It’s one of those games where it’s going to be very emotional because we know the importance of it,” Modise said on Monday.

“The General” as his known was given a red card by former wife and controversial model Lizelle Tabane recently, after it was reported he was not doing “mans’ duties in bed” according to her.

But that did not deter Teko -as one would have expected to prove a point- having been the midfield star for his team.

Despite being dropped from the captaincy role, he has excelled and helped his team to vie for the prestigious PSL title which they are only a point from collecting.

Albeit some were against his coach Pitso Mosimane’s decision, others believed this would help him to be a better player. And it worked magically!

Mosimane was named the PSL Coach of the Month this week.

 “We know what can happen if we win it or what can happen if we lose it. We’re just one game away from realising our dream and hopefully we’ll be able to do that, “says Teko.

Following back-to-back league titles in 2006 and 2007, Sundowns were on the verge of wrapping up their first Premiership title in seven years.

Mosimane’s side lead defending champions Kaizer Chiefs by four points with two games left. A win on Tuesday would see Sundowns lift the trophy, regardless of Chiefs’ outcome against the University of Pretoria in Nelspruit.

Should the Brazilians only manage a draw against SuperSport, Mosimane’s troops will have to rely on their younger brothers at Tuks to hold Amakhosi to a draw. But with a tricky SuperSport United – who themselves have plenty to play for and will be looking to secure a top eight finish – lying in wait, Mosimane may not have it all his own way at Loftus.

Chiefs will hope SuperSport do them a favour by beating the Brazilians, which would take the season down to the final weekend.

Mosimane, who began his Premier Soccer League (PSL) career along with Modise at SuperSport United, said he had mixed feelings heading into Tuesday’s game. “It’s an emotional feeling because we both started our Premiership careers at SuperSport United,” Mosimane said. “You have that soft part … whenever I see SuperSport United playing, I have memories of my time there.

“There’s lots of history there. [But] we moved on with our lives and that was then. It’s an on/off switch, you try to forget and we’re trying to make new history at Sundowns.”

Meanwhile, PSL’s head of communications Lux September said on Monday the trophy would only be handed out at the end of the season.

“Even if a club has mathematically won before May 10, the trophy will not be handed over straight away. We will not be handing out the trophy [on Tuesday].”

Other Premiership fixtures:

University of Pretoria v Kaizer Chiefs (Mbombela Stadium)

AmaZulu v Golden Arrows (Moses Mabhida Stadium)

Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates (Charles Mopeli Stadium)

Bloemfontein Celtic v Ajax Cape Town (Free State Stadium)

Polokwane  City v Moroka Swallows (Old Peter Mokaba Stadium)

Wits v Maritzburg United (Bidvest Stadium).

All matches kick off at 7.30pm.


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