- Pitso Mosimane has indicated that he could be trying to secure the services of young Bafana Bafana star Phakamani Mahlambi
- The 20-year-old Mahlambi is currently playing for Egyptian side Al Ahly
- Mosimane is believed to be looking at ways to strengthen his attacking line-up after the departure of both Khama Billiat and Percy Tau
Pitso Mosimane has insinuated that he is interested in securing the services of Bafana Bafana young-gun Phakamani Mahlambi. Mosimane recently revealed that he was fighting to sign a 20-year-old player who was not currently playing in the PSL but represented the future of South African football.
The 20-year-old attacking forward is currently playing for Egyptian powerhouse side Al Ahly which was recently voted the African club of the century. Mahlambi made a name for himself at Bidvest Wits.
Mahlambi has not managed to make the Al Ahly first team on a regular basis and the club are believed to be keen to send him on loan in order to gain some valuable experience.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mosimane and Mamelodi Sundowns are interested in signing Mahlambi on a long-term contract because he in their view, the future of soccer in South Africa.
Mosimane is also believed to be desperate to strengthen his attacking options after suffering the double blow of losing Khama Billiat to Kaizer Chiefs and Percy Tau moving to Europe.
News24.com reported that Mosimane is also looking at other young players and Nedbank Cup player of the tournament and most promising young player Lebohang Maboe has piqued Mosimane’s interest.
Mosimane said it was important to take note of junior players because ultimately this was where the future stars of the PSL were playing.
The Mamelodi Sundowns coach is well-known to be someone who prefers making long-term signings which allows for a wide range of plans to be crafted which negates the need for constant transfers.
Mosimane has on several occasions noted that these plans have helped Sundowns cope with the loss of big-ticket players. He recently said losing Tau and Billiat would not be as disruptive as it could have been because he had been planning for their departure.
Mosimane added that he did not ever want to find himself with a squad of old men who were beyond their prime.
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