Absa Premiership

Pitso: Bangaly needs more time

2015-09-15 11:06
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes new Ivorian defender Soumahoro Bangaly is still adjusting to life in the Premiership after a poor debut.

Arrows edged a 10-man Sundowns 2-1 on Saturday after midfielder Bongani Zungu was red-carded in the first half and a dismal showing from Bangaly.

Bangaly, who was signed from ASEC Mimosa in the transfer window, was given a starting spot but was replaced by Wayne Arendse at half time after a thoroughly disappointing first-half display.

"Normally we wouldn't play him, but Thabo Nthethe got injured earlier in the week and we were left thin and had to throw him in the deep end," Mosimane told The Sowetan.

"He is a good player but he doesn't understand the culture yet.

"I knew that with 10 against 11 it was going to be difficult for him, especially if we fought to go forward.

"We would have been open and vulnerable in counter-attacks because Rodney Ramagalela is speedy.

"We had to make sure we had the right pace, hence Wayne Arendse, who is a quick defender. Bangaly is not Alje Shut's replacement, it will be very tough to find one," he concluded.

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