Mosimane goes on a shopping spree… of a different kind


Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane went on a shopping spree earlier on Wednesday afternoon.

FARPost spotted Mosimane doing shopping at Mall of Africa in Midrand, a few kilometers away from Sundowns headquarters in Chloorkop.

Mosimane, who was bedecked casually in a golf shirt, striped shorts and white sneakers, would have preferred a different type of shopping.

It’s tough. Clubs are not selling their players. When it’s Sundowns, they increase prices,” Mosimane tells FARPost’s Hosea Ramphekwa.

“I am just from work. I have been working on transfers but it’s not easy. We will see what happens in June.”

Mosimane has been in the market for a striker. Though Sundowns have a host of stars, they have been lacking in the striking department. The departure of Emiliano Tade, who retired only to resurface on the football pitch in New Zealand, has left Sundowns thin upfront.

Another striker Jeremy Brockie, who struggled to find the net, joined Maritzburg United on loan. Sundowns’ main man upfront Mauricio Affonso has spent more time in the doctor’s room than on the pitch owing to injury.

Sundowns have limped through with the likes of Sibusiso Vilakazi and Lebohang Maboe deployed upfront. Sundowns’ superb midfield and defence have provided the goals needed.

However, their lack upfront has not done them favours in catching up with log leaders Kaizer Chiefs, whom they trail by 10 points.

Mosimane will need all the arsenal when Sundowns take on Waydad Casablanca in the final match of CAF Champions’ League Group C at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Saturday afternoon.

The Sundowns mentor and his men need a draw or a win to ensure that they finish the group as leaders. Mosimane will desire nothing but a win as it will ensure that they avoid big guns from other groups.

By Hosea Ramphekwa  

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