Pitso Mosimane says he is conflicted on who to back to win this season’s MTN8 final between Highlands Park and SuperSport United.

The two sides will lock horns in the season’s first domestic cup final at Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening (Kick-off at 18:00).

The Mamelodi Sundowns coach is impressed with how far Owen Da Gama has brought the Lions of the North.

Mosimane, however, adds that he is leaning more towards Kaitano Tembo and his men to lift the trophy, citing a tough draw for his neighbours.

The coach also feels that winning the cup will buy Tembo more time in his job as local coaches aren’t as safe as their counterparts from outside the country if they don’t win anything.

Meanwhile, the former Bafana Bafana mentor says Kaizer Chiefs are favourites to challenge for Absa premiership honours this campaign.

Amakhosi currently top the league charts with 19 points from eight outings while the Brazilians are third behind Bidvest Wits with 14 points and two games in hand.

Mosimane adds that Chiefs cannot go lower than their 9th place finish last season.

Report by Lethabo Kganyago