Baroka FC’s Chipezeze still respect Pitso Mosimane after harsh words

Baroka FC goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze says Mamelodi Sundowns mentor Pitso Mosimane remains one of his favourite coaches despite ‘Jingles’ criticising him for being “the best” at time-wasting.

The former African Coach of the Year took aim at the Zimbabwean international following a goalless draw between the clubs at Lucas Moripe Stadium last week.

Mosimane said after the match: “He deserved man of the match for playing. He deserved man of the match for killing time.┬áHe is another level.”

Chipezeze, however, insists he was genuinely cramping after being involved in two tough matches in four days.

“Ja no, it’s part of the game. It’s part of the game you know. It’s only part of the game, these things happen,” Chipezeze tells our source.

“We are used to this thing, people always talk. Ja, that was a genuine injury. Looking at the games we played in the space of two, three days, those things are bound to happen you know. Because if you check we played what was a big match against Pirates, a cup final. It went all the way to extra-time, to penalty shootouts, so it was bound to happen.

“You could see during that final we were cramping, so it was bound to happen. So coming from that game with all the energy we used there, two days later we had another big game again … so those things are bound to happen, yes.

“Ja, the muscles you know, the muscles. No hard feelings you know, coach Pitso is one of my favourite coaches. And you know he loves winning and stuff. Ja, he is one of my favourite coaches in the PSL.”

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