Mosimane makes bold Langerman claim after Nedbank Cup victory
Mosimane has claimed that he wasn’t aware of Langerman’s suspension before the Nedbank Cup final
In their triumph over Bloemfontein Celtic in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday night, Mamelodi Sundowns happened to have included a suspended player – Tebogo Langerman in the match.
This is tagged a breach of Premier Soccer League (PSL) rules.
The Brazilians won Phunya Sele Sele side 1-0 at the Orlando Stadium which makes it their first domestic treble under Pitso Mosimane.
However, the win has been questioned following the inclusion of the defender in the team after he received his fourth consecutive yellow card in Sundowns’ final league game against Black Leopards.
Celtic lodged their complaint with the PSL.
“I am not in a position to comment about that at all, I don’t want to comment about hypothetical situations in football, those are very dangerous,” said September, as Sundowns are likely to be fined for contravening the rules.
“I am not aware of that, I will ask the club,” Mosimane said about Langerman’s suspension, who went on to insist that his side did what they had to do on the pitch to win the Nedbank Cup.
“I don’t do administration at the club, I focus on coaching the team. If I have reports on certain issues, of course I can’t be a coach who doesn’t focus and observe those things. The management will have to tell us about all of this but you must win on the pitch. Imagine if we raise the trophy and we celebrate and then there is this thing… I mean really,” said Mosimane.
“My opinion about football is that you must win the football on the pitch. If you have to win outside of the pitch, because now there is something like this or that [I don’t agree with that]. We know how football is, Celtic won the Telkom Knockout with a ball that didn’t cross the line but who talks about it now? They talk about Celtic being the Telkom Knockout finalists in 2012,” he added.
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