Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane wants to bring in a young goalkeeper
Posted: 27 July 2018 Time: 09:00
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he is in the market for a young goalkeeper.
Reyaad Pieterse (26) and Brandon Petersen (23) are the two keepers who have been linked with Sundowns recently, but Mosimane did not want to reveal who the Absa Premiership champions would be bringing in.
Mosimane wants to recruit someone he can send out on loan for him to get game-time.
Denis Onyango is the number one shot-stopper at the club, while Kennedy Mweene and Razak Brimah are battling it out for a place on the bench as the Ugandan’s understudy. Thela Ngobeni, who was loaned to Free State Stars in the second half of last season, looks set to leave again.
“We are looking for a younger goalkeeper to come in and it’s important for the future. Unfortunately we’ve got two good goalkeepers who play as South Africans, which is Kennedy and Denis, at the wrong age,” Mosimane says.
“You need a younger goalkeeper, a 23-year-old. He probably might not play, he may be loaned out. The pool of goalkeepers [in South Africa] is so small, hence we are all going there for the goalkeepers. You could say if [Itumeleng] Khune gets injured, can Virgil Vries play 12 games for [Kaizer] Chiefs? It’s the same with us. You can’t say Thela will play 15 games for us.”
Petersen is said to not be in favour of a move to Sundowns and it would be interesting to see if Pieterse would be happy to wait his turn while Onyango plays regularly. Pieterse is a goalkeeper who wants game-time and a move to Downs would require him to be patient. A loan move, of course, would give him that chance of playing regularly.