Cape Town - Former Mamelodi Sundowns star Joel
Masilela expects Masandawana's early exits from the CAF Champions League
and MTN8 to serve as blessings in disguise.
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Masandawana lost on penalties to Cape Town City in the semi-finals of
the MTN8 and exited the Champions League at the group stages.
However, Masilela, who is fondly remembered for his runs down
Sundowns' right flank, has insisted that supporters have nothing to
"I think there's nothing much to say or worry about so far and yes
they failed to reach the next round of the CAF tournament, but I think
they are good," Masilela told Goal.
"Even last season, they could not reach the semi-finals in (the
Champions League) and last season we failed to do better in the MTN8 and
they won the league, but that is football.
"I also think it is a blessing in disguise for them to focus on other trophies and getting the team settled.
"You will remember we lost Percy (Tau) and (Khama) Billiat and that
has changed the team a lot, but I believe things will come right because
there are replacements in players such as (Lebohang) Maboe, (Ali) Meza
and (Toni) Silva."
Sundowns will return to action against AmaZulu on Sunday following the international break.