Downs: No train smash if Tau's next
Posted: 26 June 2018 Time: 10:30
Mamelodi Sundowns are not worried about losing Khama Billiat and possibly Percy Tau before the start of the new season and while their CAF Champions League campaign is ongoing.
Billiat has already made the switch across Gauteng to join a fellow 'Big Three' club in Kaizer Chiefs, while Tau is determined to make a move to Europe, where English Premier League side Brighton Hove and Albion have expressed serious interest in him.
Both Billiat and Tau were key to Sundowns’ success last season, scoring 22 goals and providing 25 assists between them in all competitions.
Losing them would mean Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has to find new combinations in attack, but the Absa Premiership champions always have a plan to replace their stars, as was the case when Keagan Dolly and Bongani Zungu both left for Europe.
“We’ve had Keagan Dolly who left Sundowns. Was there a crisis? Percy Tau filled the gap. We lost Bongani Zungu, was there a crisis? No. Tiyani Mabunda came up,” Sundowns spokesperson Thulani Thuswa said.
“Do you think we don’t have back-up for all those players? Of course we do. Have you seen Keletso Makgalwa? Have you seen Andile Jali? You know what he can do. There’s Toni Silva, you know what he can do. So why would we have a funeral if players leave?”