πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ Ex-Sundowns scout explains singing of 34-year-old Ralani
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πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ Ex-Sundowns scout explains singing of 34-year-old Ralani

Former Mamelodi Sundowns scout Floyd Mogale has given something to ponder to those who have criticised the club for signing a 34-year-old Surprise Ralani.

As Futaa reported this week, the Mzansi champions signed the Kimberley-born winger from Cape Town City on an 18-months contract.

According to Mogale, this is simply a smart signing for a player of superb dribbling skills, decision-making, and discipline.

"He is strong going forward and will help Sundowns a lot, especially in the CAF Champions League," Mogale told Kickoff.com.

"I just saw they've been drawn against Al Ahly, so you need balance on the flanks.

"You need a little bit of dribbling, speed and excellent decision-making in the box and the good thing about Ralani is he can score goals which is a plus.

"It's a good signing and shows that Sundowns mean business in South African football."

Mogale then defended the club’s decision to sign what many have called an old player…

"Age is just a number," Mogale added. "Look, football is not about age but rather the player's lifestyle.

"You can sign a player who is 20-years-old whose lifestyle is not good.

"Look at Cristiano Ronaldo who is 37 and still playing as his lifestyle is good. So sometimes when you sign a player, you must look at their lifestyle.

"I personally know Ralani and feel we should have signed him two years ago.

"I went to Cape Town to have a look at him and his lifestyle was good.

"He doesn't use snus or smoke hubbly bubbly like many players do.

"To me, age is just a number where even Hlomhpo Kekana should have given Sundowns one more year.

"Look at Bernard) Parker who is doing well at Kaizer Chiefs irrespective of his age, he's a good player.

"Big gups to Sundowns who are an ambitious team and know where they want to go in representing South Africa.

"Pitso is putting pressure on us as South Africans. He won the Super Cup. Al Ahly is a well-oiled team, so Sundowns need to step up.

"They also need to be in Top 3 in the pecking order in Africa," Mogale concluded.

Meanwhile, Sundowns will return from the break to take on Al Ahly at the end of February in the CAF Champions League.