Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane conceded that the departure of Keagan Dolly has left a void in the team that needs to be replaced in the next transfer window.
The former Ajax Cape Town midfielder formed a formidable partnership with Khama Billiat and Leonardo Castro as they were dubbed 'CBD'.
Dolly helped guide Mosimane's charges to a CAF Champions League along with PSL title credentials in the 2015/16 season.
Meanwhile, the Brazilians were condemned to a 1-0 loss against Cape Town City in their most recent league clash at Athlone Stadium last weekend.
Mosimane admitted that Dolly's exit has resulted in them having to adapt their game accordingly.
"I'm not saying we can't play without Keagan Dolly‚" he told the SowetanLIVE website.
"We've played many games without him, but we just don't have that balance we used to have on the left.
"I really missed him on the left against Cape Town City because he knows how to play inside and outside. We've been playing Themba Zwane who has been cutting inside with his right foot.
"Dolly's absence has made us change the way we play a bit on the left and we've had to use Percy Tau on the left, but it's been a problem when Percy is facing the goalkeeper because of us using him as a (number) nine or number 10.
"We need to get a left-footed player in the next transfer window to fill that gap."
Sundowns will shift their focus to CAF Champions League Round of 32 clash against Kampala City Council FC for a place in the group stage of the competition.
Kick off is at 19:00 on Friday.