Absa Premiership

Mosimane eyes striker acquisition in January

2020-01-09 12:03
Pitso Mosimane
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane admits he would like to add a striker to his squad this month to help contend with injuries.

Mosimane has been relying more on his midfielders to help the team score goals when first-choice strikers have been unavailable, and he is determined to remedy the situation by signing a new hitman in January.

Masandawana have already been linked with a move for Zimbabwean star Knowledge Musona, who seems to have fallen out of favour at Belgian side Anderlecht.

"It's important, we need a little bit of experience and one more who can score from nowhere. We are playing strikers who are not strikers," said Mosimane, as quoted by SowetanLIVE.

"Lebo Maboe and Sibusiso Vilakazi are not strikers. I can't put pressure on Keletso [Makgalwa] and hope he can save us. But when you have injuries, what can you do? They are part of the game."

Sundowns' squad has also been put under pressure by the fixture list as they are still having to juggle domestic competitions with their CAF Champions League campaign, which will see them host USM Alger on Saturday.

He added: "We have to win against the Algerians. If we win you are almost eliminating them. We would be paving the way a little bit for Wydad, but we have to look after ourselves and let it be a two-horse race. Why would we want a third party? With two points I think they would be out."

Sundowns are top of Group C and enjoy a two-point lead over second-placed Wydad Casablanca.

- TeamTalk Media


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