Upcoming #AbsaPrem weekend in Quotes

Owen Da Gama, coach of Highlands Park, Kaitano Tembo, coach of Supersport United, Ernst Middendorp, coach of Kaizer Chiefs and Pitso Mosimane, coach of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 Launch at the Absa Contact Centr

Pitso Mosimane: Mamelodi Sundowns coach
“I’m happy at Sundowns, I’m happy to coach at Sundowns. I want to win the league, I want to give Sundowns the 10th title. I want Sundowns to have their 50th anniversary celebration. I am committed to that. I’m at Sundowns because I want to be at Sundowns. I’m not at Sundowns because of money. If I want more money, I can get it and I have refused it. I’m honouring my contract with Sundowns.”

“The first season when I came to Sundowns I signed 11 players because I needed to change the team for the future. And we still struggled. Ever since that we are the quietest team in the transfer window – I have said that this thing of buying a lot of players is not the way. You need to buy what you need.”

Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic: Orlando Pirates coach
“We have recruited players who have been missing in the puzzle of our mosaic. The fact is they have come with similar problems (of fatigue). I will say that we are looking at them to adjust to our game model, but they could not just come and fit seamlessly in the team. The players have earned what they deserved and others still need to work very hard in order to understand the team’s game model.”

Ernst Middendorp: Kaizer Chiefs coach
“What we need is a competitive and aggressive mentality. You can’t in this day and age, it probably happened 15-20 years ago, where you do your shoe-shine stuff. This isn’t the soccer that’s played anymore. We experienced that, if teams are coming at you and you aren’t prepared to be a man then you will suffer.

Owen Da Gama: Highlands Park coach
“Last year, we paid our school fees and this year we are aiming to do better. If you ask me which position we are targeting, it’s number one. We’ve brought in Ramagalela and he’s on fire these days. The good part is that I speak Tshivenda, so others will struggle to hear when I give him instructions during the game.”

Lionel Soccoia: Black Leopards coach
“It's been a good preparation. I have 28 players and I know a little [about them] now. It's good. I have worked with the players for one month and now I know every player."

Kaitano Tembo: SuperSport United coach
“It’s always special to play against coach Pitso (Mosimane). Mamelodi Sundowns are a top team, they play amazing football and they have quality players. But we will be focusing on ourselves. We have to start strong and challenge for top honours. Last season’s start was not good so it’s important for us to start well now. You have to remember, when I took over the club, they were 14 on the log and it was a very difficult period for the club.”