Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane said beating Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout final on Wednesday night was a bitter-sweet feeling for him.
Mosimane said what made the win a little less enjoyable for him is that it meant beating his friend, Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela, which puts him under immense pressure.
“I want to acknowledge the good game Chiefs gave us,” said Komphela.
“It is sad that my brother didn’t win his first trophy. We spoke about it, as much as I would have liked him to win it, we also have a responsibility to leave our own legacy (at Sundowns).
“But, I feel sorry for Steve because he is a good coach. I know it is easy to judge him because he didn’t win. It was not by luck that he got to two finals. But I know he is in good club, a sober team. I know they will not just press panic buttons. I told him that I think the future looks bright for him, it also took me long to win my first trophy,” said Mosimane.
A rampant Sundowns beat Amakhosi 3-1in the TKO final at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday night.