Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has given reasons for the club’s unusually quiet transfer market activities.
With the new Absa Premiership season kicking off this weekend, Mosimane’s Sundowns has so far made only one major signing with Uruguayan striker Mauricio Affonso.
“I know you guys are disappointed with the transfer market with us,” Mosimane said to Soccer Laduma.
Mamelodi Sundowns have agreed terms with striker Mauricio Affonso and the Uruguayan has already joined his new club for their pre-season camp.July 10, 2019
The former Bafana Bafana then went to explain the club’s previously high activities had not exactly worked out for the club.
“The first season when I came to Sundowns I signed 11 players because I needed to change the team for the future. And we still struggled. Ever since that we are the quietest team in the transfer window – I have said that this thing of buying a lot of players is not the way. You need to buy what you need,” reasoned Mosimane.
The man known as ‘Jingles’ gave more detailed explanation that whoever the club brings in has to be at a higher or equal level as a top player like Themba Zwane and that alone is tough to find.
“I have Themba Zwane, if I bring a player in that position, it has to be someone who is, minimum, the same quality or better. And it is very difficult to find that in the local market. So we are our own enemies because I have kept this team for the last five or six years, and it is the core. They have been there and – in my opinion – I am yet to see a player who plays there and can put them on the bench. If we don’t have that, why do we have to sign?” Mosimane concluded.
Sundowns begin the defence of their title against SuperSport United on Saturday at Lucas Moripe.