Pitso Mosimane relishing hunting down Wits

Denis Onyango of Mamelodi Sundowns. /Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Denis Onyango of Mamelodi Sundowns. /Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

From the sound of it, Pitso Mosimane seems to be enjoying the hunt as Mamelodi Sundowns continue breathing down the neck of Bidvest Wits in the title race.

Downs could have overtaken Wits at the summit, but a 1-1 draw on Tuesday against Polokwane City set them back.

"It's not a problem. We are sitting in a nice position. I like it where we are," Mosimane said with a wry grin.

Downs will be involved in a top-of-the-table battle with Wits at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday night (6pm). The Brazilians have been chasing down the university club since December while Orlando Pirates are also in the mix.

Some believe the result at the weekend will go a long way in deciding the destination of the title.

"It's still a long way, hey, so let's see what happens," Mosimane said. "We hope to win but if we don't win, as long as we don't lose."

An uncharacteristic mistake from goalkeeper Denis Onyango gifted City a point in their game after Themba Zwane had put Downs ahead.

The former Bafana Bafana boss has backed Onyango, who was named in Africa's best XI not so long ago, to bounce back against Wits.

"The number one in Africa made a mistake but that's football. How many times has he saved us? He must be a big man and he's bigger than that.

"He [Onyango] must always have a budget of one or two [errors] a year. It happens everywhere."