Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane explains why it would make sense to sign Phakamani Mahlambi
Posted: 23 August 2018 Time: 17:00
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says it would make sense for the club to sign Phakamani Mahlambi, but admits they make not be able to afford the former Bidvest Wits attacker.
Mahlambi is currently on the books of Egyptian giants Al Ahly, but he has not made much progress since joining the eight-time CAF Champions League winners.
Mosimane has never hidden his admiration for the Bafana Bafana youngster and says it would make sense for the defending Absa Premiership champions, looking at how the likes of Bongani Zungu, Keagan Dolly and Percy Tau progressed before making moves to Europe.
The window closes on the final day of August, so Sundowns cannot be ruled out of acquiring the services of Mahlambi, who would be delighted to get some game time.
“Am I interested in signing a 20-year-old, whose quick, Bafana player, big room for improvement? I see him following the route of 20-year-old Bongani Zungu who we signed and went to Europe. We signed a 20-year-old Keagan Dolly and he went to Europe. We had Percy Tau from 16 or 17 and he went to Europe,” Mosimane said.
“Does it make sense to sign Phakamani? If I look at the reference of what I have said, I think it makes sense. We like him, but we probably can’t afford him.”