Mohomi waiting in the wings
Posted: 6 October 2017 Time: 17:30
Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Lucky Mohomi is patiently waiting for his chance to showcase his talent in the starting line-up.
Competition for places in central midfield has intensified with the addition of former Orlando Pirates star Oupa Manyisa, but Mohomi is determined to work even harder to convince coach Pitso Mosimane he deserves a spot in his side.
Mohomi, who was signed from Free State Stars last term, has made just one appearance this season, when he came on for the last eight minutes in Sundowns’ 2-1 victory over his former club Ea Lla Koto.
Last season he made 28 appearances in all competitions, including in the FIFA Club World Cup and CAF Super Cup, but this campaign it will be a lot harder to get into the side.
He's a good ball distributor and can certainly be useful as Sundowns look to reclaim the title they lost to Bidvest Wits.
“I just need to work on myself and push harder. Obviously competition is too strong. The guys are doing well at the moment. I need to work hard and get game-time. I will be happy to get game-time,” the midfielder says.
Mohomi lauded the signing of Manyisa, saying the former Bucs skipper has added value to the Sundowns squad.
“Bringing Oupa to the team for me personally was a good signing. He is bringing a lot of experience.
“I for one will learn from him and I will push harder. He has added value and he has shown in games that he has played that he can gel with the team.”
Mohomi feels that if Sundowns had gone further in the Champions League, he would have had a chance to play.
“We are obviously disappointed with the Champions League exit. We wanted to go further in the competition. I believe if we had gone further in the competition, then the coach would have played me.”