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Pitso: No one questioning Maboe signing

Posted: 8 August 2018 Time: 10:30

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane reckons new signing Lebohang Maboe was worthy of sharing the Man of the Match award with Themba Zwane against Polokwane City.

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Maboe scored his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win for the champions at Peter Mokaba Stadium last night.

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The Bafana Bafana international has hit the ground running at Chloorkop, having swiftly made his debut in the season-opener with Kaizer Chiefs on the weekend following his move from Maritzburg United

"Sometimes we sign players and they don't come out well and everybody asks why did you sign this guy and all that," Mosimane said.

"But sometimes a player bails you out as a coach and nobody asks why you signed him.

"I think when he [Maboe] came against Kaizer Chiefs he showed some good signs.

"He played very well tonight. As much as I'm happy with Themba Zwane for Man of the Match, I would also share it with Maboe."

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With four points from two matches, Mosimane is content with Sundowns' start to the season but sees room for improvement.

"We might not be looking good after two games not having six points, but for me it is very positive because when we played Chiefs at home last season we lost. When we came here we lost, so we didn't have the four points we have. So there is improvement there.

"It doesn't matter if we win the league or not but we didnt have those four points. It is positive and good.

"We played well to win but we didn't play the way it is expected to play. We didn't play well. The only good thing is we managed the game well. We controlled the midfield but it was not a free-flowing Sundowns.

"We are coming and going and we are not convincing that much. But sometimes if you don't play that well and win it is okay, because sometimes you play well and lose.

"I can take the three points and two goals."

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Article by: Rofhiwa Lihaiwa

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