- Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has warned the club’s supporters that it might take a while for the defending champions to gel together properly
- The club made a raft of signings to make up for losing some big-name players
- Mosimane said getting all those new players to work together was not something which happened overnight
Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso ‘Jingles’ Mosimane has warned the club’s supporters that it might take a while for the defending champions to regain their championship winning form and for all the new players to gel together in a cohesive manner.
Sundowns have made a raft of signings during the transfer window aimed at replacing some of the big name players such as Percy Tau and Khama Billiat who departed the club. Mosimane has to ensure that these players work together and form a cohesive unit.
Jingles as Mosimane is often referred to warned that this was not a simple task and did not happen by itself or overnight. Mosimane added that some of the previous combinations such as Billiat and Castro had taken years to perfect.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mosimane has signed some big names to his side and they include Andile Jali, Phakamani Mahlambi, Toni Silva, Jose Ali Meza, Lyle Lakay, Mosa Lebusa and Lebohang Maboe.
Sport24.com reported that Mosimane said his job was not about coaching for one match or one season but was about finding the balance and rhythm between the players.
Jingles did admit that he was very happy with his current squad of players and was confident that once he found the right formula the team would get back to its previous almost unstoppable best.
The biggest chink in Sundowns armour at the moment seems to be a rather critical inability to score goals. The side went four straight games without finding the back of the net.
Mosimane said while being eliminated from the CAF Champions League and MTN8 competition was disappointing it was also a valuable learning curve for the team. He said such experience helped players bond and eventually contributed to team spirit.
Mosimane pointed out that three or four of his key players were getting older and now was a good opportunity to start rebuilding the team for the future.
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