Absa Premiership

Masilela: Sundowns' early struggles will serve them later on

2018-09-10 13:09
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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 worry about.

"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.

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