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Mosimane 'emotional' after title triumph

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has admitted he was "emotional" after steering his side to a second straight Premiership title on Sunday afternoon.

Masandawana went into the last-day clash with Free State Stars knowing that nothing less than a win would confirm their status as league champions, regardless of the result of the clash between second-place Pirates and Polokwane City.

In the end, the 1-0 victory over Stars at Goble Park ensured Downs finished two points clear of the Bucs.

"It is emotional, this one is big for me for many reasons including winning the league back-to-back because it is not easy," Mosimane was quoted as saying by Times Live. "If it was easy everyone would do it.

"The programme was overloaded with two CAF Champions League campaigns inside the 30 games of the Premier Soccer League.

"Another story is that this is a team in construction after the loss of Khama Billiat and Percy Tau.

"If you ask me whether I believed that we would win the league, my answer would be no to be honest because we did not score enough goals.

"There are the other emotional reasons, you won the league but you still don't know if you have it.

"Even now I don't know if I won the league, all I know is that I have the medal and the trophy, so let's see what happens."

Mosimane was referring to a potential point deduction being faced by the Pretoria club, relating to a game earlier in the campaign which saw an unregistered Wayne Arendse come on as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Bidvest Wits.

The matter is yet to be heard by the PSL's Disciplinary Committee, but the result of the hearing is not expect to impact the results of this year's title race.

If the result of the game in question is annulled, then Downs would presumably be stripped of one point, while Wits would be awarded a 3-0 victory.

This would see Sundowns drop down to 58 points for the season, just one point ahead of Pirates, while Wits would remain in third, one point shy of the Buccaneers.