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Pitso hints at Mahlambi interest

Posted: 26 July 2018 Time: 09:00

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he is fighting hard to sign a 20-year-old player who is currently not playing in the PSL, a big suggestion that he is after Phakamani Mahlambi.

Mahlambi has been linked with a move away from Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Sundowns are ready to bring the former Bidvest Wits man to Chloorkop, as Mosimane looks to recruit players that will lead the Brazilians into the future.

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Mahlambi’s time at Ahly has been difficult and he has not established himself as a regular in the side.

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Suggestions are that Ahly want to send him out on loan, but Sundowns are ready to make an offer to have him on a permanent deal.

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“There’s a 20-year-old that I am fighting to get. Hopefully I can get [him]. He’s not here [in the PSL]. That’s the future, so we need to bring the future to Sundowns,” Mosimane says.

“We should not only be looking at the senior players. There’s two Under-23s that I also want. But the challenge is that they must also be ready to play. But I think I can get it right in a year or two.”

He continues: “Because you must also understand the age of [Hlompho] Kekana, [Tiyani] Mabunda, [Oupa] Manyisa, Ricardo [Nascimento], [Wayne] Arendse, Denis [Onyango], Kennedy [Mweene]. So that is why you can see I am aggressive on the younger ones now. I don’t want to be caught up in a situation where there’s only old players.”

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Article by: Tshepang Mailwane

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