- PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns are not worried about the impact of losing star players Percy Tau and Khama Billiat will have on the side
- Both players were key parts of the club’s success in the PSL and African Champions League
- Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane maintains he has always had a plan to replace anyone who might leave the club
PSL and African League Champions Mamelodi Sundowns have downplayed the possible impact of losing star players Percy Tau and Khama Billiat will have on the team. Both players were integral parts of the club’s recent successes.
Billiat has already completed his move to PSL giants Kaizer Chiefs and Tau is expected to leave South Africa to ply his trade in Europe.
Despite the prospect of losing the keys to an attack which proved to be highly effective, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane maintains he is not worried and said he has always had a plan to replace any individual who leaves the club.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Tau and Billiat combined as a formidable attacking combination last season and scored 22 goals and 25 assists in all matches played by the team.
KickOff.co.za reported that Mosimane pointed out that he had successfully overcome the loss of players such as Keagan Dolly and Bongani Zungu who also packed their kitbags in favour of a European challenge.
The club said when those players left all the experts said Sundowns would be in crisis and would stop winning and yet other players had stepped up to fill the void.
A club spokesperson said part of the technical team’s planning and preparation work was ensuring that there was always a backup plan. He said there would be no point in holding a funeral whenever the club lost star players.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Tau had embarked on a boycott of club events to force his move to Europe.
Reports indicate that English Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion have made an offer in the region of R35 million to secure Tau’s services. The same reports claim the club’s management team have dragged their feet in accepting the deal.
Publicly the club said it was committed to helping Tau realise his goal of moving to Europe.
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