- Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane, is considering pioneering an innovative idea by doing away with camping ahead of matches
- Mosimane has proposed that Sundowns players should rather sleep in their own homes instead of congregating at hotels ahead of matches
- The coach revealed that neither players nor the board have pledged their support yet, but felt the change is possible based on the mature nature of the players within his squad
Traditionally, a football club would travel together and overnight at a hotel together ahead of away fixtures.
The rationale is that ill-discipline is avoided as the players are closely monitored by management.
However, Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane, is considering doing away with the tradition as he plans to pioneer an interesting approach for next season.
Mosimane has called for Sundowns players to rather sleep in their own homes instead of congregating at hotels ahead of matches.
SowetanLIVE reported that Mosimane feels that the time has come for players to show their professionalism.
The Sundowns coach believes there is value in players sleeping at home and that the team could reap the benefits.
He said, "I have also told the board and management and they asked me if I am serious.
“When a pilot is going to fly a 14-hour flight‚ where does he or she sleep the night before? They sleep at home.”
Mosimane asked rhetorically: "Why is it that football players can’t stay at home the night before the match?”
He added that part of the rationale behind the proposal was that he is blessed with a dressing room filled with leaders.
Mosimane said, “The younger ones like Lebo Maboe and Thapelo Morena are good boys‚ so when you come to our quiet dressing room it is either you come to our level or the system is going to reject you.”
The outspoken coach also explained that all Sundowns players have the responsibility to watch their games to identify areas of improvement.
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