Pitso Mosimane says Mamelodi Sundowns have a ‘succession’ plan to replace the ‘old and experienced’ players at the club when the time arrives.
However, replacing Africa’s number one goalkeeper Denis Onyango will be a huge problem according to Mosimane.
“To have Denis Onyango is a problem, you can’t have another keeper coming, they don’t want to come, they say no you got Onyango, what’s gonna happen to me? I’ve got no chance,” said Mosimane.
Despite having a younger goalkeeper in his squad registered for the 2019/2020 season Abram Ngcobo (23) as well as a 27-year-old former Kaizer Chiefs goal-minder Reyaad Pieterse, Mosimane said Sundowns are looking for a goalkeeper suitable to replace the Ugandan international.
“There is a succession plan…we have had a trialist for the goalkeeper for the whole week, very good one, not ready for Sundowns but a good goalkeeper because we are trying to replace Denis – it is not easy, it is gonna be the biggest problem for us to replace Denis Onyango.
“And sometimes you look locally, you see that each and every team wants to keep their own players, why should they give you their goalkeeper and some goalkeepers say why should I come to Sundowns and compete with Onyango, how can I compete with the number one in Africa. I mean he’s been the number one in Africa for the last 3 years,” added the ‘Brazilians’ mentor.
“There are local goalkeepers who can be a succession plan for Onyango, they are playing in their teams, do they want to be on the bench, do they want to lose their position also in Bafana?”
The 2016 Caf Champions League winners will be up against their rivals, SuperSport United in their Nedbank Cup last 32 clash on Saturday at Loftus Stadium.
The Tshwane Derby will kickoff at 20:15.
By FARPost Reporter