Absa Premiership

Pitso: We had to let Pelembe go

2015-08-21 22:30
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says there is no bad blood between him and Elias Pelembe, who will face his former club when Wits travel to Pretoria on Saturday.

Mosimane has wished Pelembe well at Wits, with the winger on the books of Students after parting ways with Downs when his contract expired at the end of the 2014/15 Premiership campaign.

The Mozambican was one of the highest paid players at Sundowns despite not being a regular.

Management opted not renew Pelembe's big contract, opening the door for a switch to the university club.

"We had to let Pelembe go, because we could not afford him and there were other players we wanted, but we couldn't match the figures," Mosimane told KickOff.

"Pelembe is a very good footballer and there is no doubt about that, but it must be cost effective.

"When we pay big money, you must score lots of goals for us to win the title and take us to the Champion's League group stages.

"We need to be sensible now and we are sensible, but it is not only us. Players must earn the money that they want and you can't score two goals per year and you are the highest paid player."

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  psl  |  pitso mosimane  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.