Mashego compares Downs and Bucs


Mashego, the PSL's top scorer last term with 13 goals, is yet to start for the Brazilians since joining them from Moroka Swallows in August, making five substitute outings to date.

However, he dismissed suggestions he is struggling with the heavy expectations in Tshwane.

"You must also remember that I also played for Pirates and the competition there was much higher than at Sundowns so there is no problem for me because I am already used to that," Mashego says.

'Mahoota' then notes that with the signings Downs have made this season, they are highly capable of ending a five-and-a-half year trophy drought.

"I wouldn’t know what happened in the previous seasons when I wasn’t here but I believe we now have the balance right in the squad," Mashego says.

"I mean we have quality youngsters like Khama (Billiat), (Bongani) Zungu and Dove (Wome) and we also have the experienced ones in me, Surprise (Moriri) and Alje (Schut).

"So it is a good mixture and it is okay when it is like that. And the team will do well when we have that kind of experience."

The 31-year-old also sought to ease the pressure on coach Pitso Mosimane, who is expected to deliver results given the heavy investment in the squad.

"It is not about him (Mosimane) only because if he doesn’t win then we don’t win as well and we will look like crappy players.

"We are all there to work hard and win something for the club," concludes the former SuperSport United and Golden Arrows man.