Pitso: Sundowns not killing careers

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has dismissed the notion that his club is killing players' careers.

Mosimane's recruitment policy came under scrutiny after both Tony Silva and George Lebese left the club under a dark cloud in January, with the coach accused of exercising favouritism within his squad.

Silva left the club for Egypt while Lebese moved in the opposite direction to join neighbours SuperSport United on loan.

Mosimane says their objective of signing players is not only playing football but also offering better salaries so that players can look after themselves.

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"We want the boys to be millionaires. We want the boys to make money. We want the boys to change their parents' lives. We want them to build houses for their parents. We want them to build houses for themselves, that's important to us," he said.

"We want them to follow Percy [Tau], we want them to follow Keagan [Dolly]. Not young players afraid to come to Sundowns because they are saying Sundowns is going to kill your career.

"If they say we kill careers, where is Percy? Where is Khama [Billiat]? Where is [Bongani] Zungu. Where is Keagan and all that? We turned them into millionaires. Even Khama we turned him into a big millionaire in South Africa.

"So it's important that we support, we sell the right story, not sell the myth that we are a big club, supporters so many following the team. That story is not working anymore," he added.

'Jingles' has confirmed that he will be making a few signings to bolster their squad for next season. 

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