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Coach Pitso Mosimane praises the effort of Mkhuma on his debut start.

The 2019/20 season is slowly coming to an end and the race for the title is still on. Mamelodi Sundowns has played twenty-five games and are sitting on the second spot on the log with forty-six points. Last night’s clash against Maritzburg United ended in a two-all draw. Masandawana has already booked themselves in the final of the Nedbank Cup where they will face Bloemfontein Celtics.

Coach Pitso Mosimane made some alterations to his starting lineup for the clash against United and one change that got attention was the inclusion of Promise Mkhuma to the starting line up and Coach Pitso Mosimane said that Mkhuma did well and was unlucky not to get a penalty when it seemed that he was pushed.

“We need to manage him and give him time to come into the team and you can ask me how are we going to do that as we just threw him into the deep end, he can play. We had to put him ahead of the bench and you saw who was on the bench and he repaid us, the boy is good and the future is bright.”

In the next game against Golden Arrows on Monday, the Brazilians will be without Andile Jali and Ricardo Nascimento who will be serving a suspension.

10 Responses
  1. Sethu Elijah

    I hope he is given starts like Maboe and Mkhulise, he can give us more returns and an opportunity to retain our Championship

  2. Thabo J

    As a coach, it all starts with playing your players in the right position.” Secondly, the team is playing more backward passes like never before. We take an average of 2 minutes to reach the centre half. Just countbas to how many shots on goal did we record since the restart of the league to date. As long as the team plays backward passing instead of pressure football against opponents, believe you me, we will go through all the Covid-19 games without a single win. I said it before and am saying it again. We cannot have a team that is still playing as slow as Sundowns does. The team cannot even launch a counter attack of its own when under pressure whereas all the opponents are using it against the team. How do you press your oppositions higher up to ensure that they do not easily get to launch attacks against you? The answer is simple. When you apply your tactics in the field of play, include a surprise capability of springing unexpected counter attacks to threaten your opponents. Sundowns is very predictable and easy to plan against.
    Wait for them to delay at thier own half and play back passes, then organise to close spaces, press them higher up, play man on man, win posession, open up the field and play long through balls in between or behind their defence thus launching counter and support the forwards with speed and aggression. Technical Team, work around this information and the league is heading to Chloorkop. Period

  3. Sbedula

    I agree with you member are predictable and teams use speed to counter us because our defence is very slow.

    1. Thabo J

      Hola Sbedula I see you. O gueds we played much much better against Arrows with Very few BACK PASSES. Focus was on pressing arrows and playing the balls forward as quickly as possible. I take off my hat to Kennedy Mweene. Whenever in posession, he quickly distributed the ball forward by means of effective throws. Arrows never enjoyed possesion football like they usually do. Speed, high pressing and playing balls as forward as possible and minimising backward passes won us the game.

  4. BOH

    But members we used to be more aggressive and very skillful, pressing, quick.. this day’s we allow teams to think, what happened.. remember Sundowns always scores and coach use to say I know we always scores but failed to defend properly.. today I don’t know what we are good at… it’s like this guy’s they don’t want this, walking around like Big boy’s… okay prove it on the pitch…not in your big ego’s…let me tell you CRISTIANO,MESSI… THEY ARE BIG BOY’S THEY BACK IT ON THE PICTCH..AND HAVE A RIGHT TO WALK AROUND AND BEHAVE LIKE ONE… THINK ABOUT IT..IF U THINK U THAT GOOD WIN THE LEAGUE PERIOD… WHEN IT MATTERS THE MOST… LOOK AT MSHISHI”” BIG PLAYERS SHOW OFF WHEN THE TEAM NEEDS THEM..U MUST EARN RESPECT…I FORGIVE KEKE” HE IS TRYING,YES SOME MISTAKES BUT ALWAYS FIGHTING FOR THE TEAM..MADISHA”… THEY WANT TO WIN.. REGARDLESS OF MISTAKES, BUT WHEN U TRY TOO MUCH,U ARE BOUND TO MAKE MISTAKES… LOOK WHEN PISTO LISTED TO US AND BRING AJ” KEKE PLAYED BETTER…RIVALDO IS GOOD PLAYER BUT VERY SLOW..HOW CAN U WIN.. WITH THIS MIDDLE FIELD..SLOWEST PLAYERS…VILLA,MABOE,RIVALDO, MSHISHI’..IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PARK.. WHY’ TECHNICAL TEAM NOT REALIZE, THIS IS COSTING US… HOW DO U GET GOALS.. SUBSTITUTE..LAKAY.. WAITING FOR FREE KICK’S…HAYI PISTO”

  5. DOWNS4EVER

    Thanks to the technical team team for the changes made,we played better and thanks to Jali,Mkhuma,Mkhulise and Lakay they had a very good game.No loan move for Mkhuma,with hi,Mkhulise,Makgalwa the future looks bright.Players like Zwane,Serino,Vila,Langerman,Nascimento and Kekana should earn their place.Mabunda struggled for few minutes given to him and Arendse should be given another job not as a player.Onyango is silently killing us,I think Goss should play more games than him next season,his vision and reading of the game has deteriorated big time especially during night games.Lastly Mohomi or Seabi in place of suspended Jali and I strongly believe the Lebusa and Bangaly central pairing can do us a world of good,we lack physical presence at the back hence Bangaly is needed.

  6. DOWNS4EVER

    Please coach play Vila not Rivaldo in the middle,we lack creativity when Jali is not there,Vila is smart and creative and also mobile to play there.Goodluck to night.

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