- Mamelodi Sundowns star Sammy Seabi was signed at the start of the season, but has struggled to break into the starting lineup
- Seabi opened up about his time on the sidelines and how he remains positive
- The defensive midfielder was not registered for the CAF Champions League, but travelled to some of the matches across the continent
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Mamelodi Sundowns star Sammy Seabi must have had high hopes of making an impact when he was signed from Polokwane City at the start of the season.
Unfortunately, things haven't panned out as planned and the holding midfielder has struggled for game time.
The central midfield axis of Andile Jali and captain Hlompho Kekana has proven hard to displace, while the backup options of Tiyani Mabunda and Rivaldo Coetzee are more than satisfactory.
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However, SowetanLIVE reported that Seabi remains quietly confident and optimistic about his chances of making an impact.
Seabi said, “It hasn’t been long since I joined the team and I am still fitting in‚ but so far so good. I know my time will come very soon‚ I just need to put more effort."
Aware of the player's need for game time, coach Pitso Mosimane initially targeted the CAF Champions League to take advantage of Seabi's height.
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Unfortunately, Seabi was signed outside of the CAF transfer window and the Brazilians did not register him for the competition.
However, Mosimane included the youngster to travel with the team to various matches across the continent.
Seabi explained: “It was a very good feeling to be part of the team because it was my first time in the Champions League. I had never played Caf competitions and for me being part of the team was great."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that the lanky midfielder has overcome his injury woes and is chomping at the bit for the season to resume.
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