Absa Premiership

Mosimane slams Shai's behaviour

2016-11-29 21:06
Siyabulela Shai (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has bemoaned the ill-discipline of midfield prodigy Siyabulela Shai, who sporadically goes AWOL.

The 23 year-old's wayward behaviour has been a cause for concern for the technical team. Shai is the son of legendary former Sundowns midfielder Isaac.

Shai was roped-back from a loan spell at Maritzburg United so that his development could be closely monitored.

Shai came through the club academy together with the likes of Percy Tau, Keagan Dolly, Motjeka Madisha and Kwanda Mngonyama.

"It's a little bit of a challenge. We'll try to get him right. He comes from the academy. You see Percy (Tau) playing, you see Keagan (Dolly) playing, you see (Motjeka) Madisha playing and Kwanda (Mngonyama) still playing there at Maritzburg United – they came out right," Mosimane told KickOff.

"That boy has so much talent, he is unbelievable. Unfortunately he can't balance his social life and football, and it's a sad case.

"Unfortunately we can only do so much. We brought Shai from Maritzburg to give him game-time. We wanted to register him for CAF Champions League, but he is forever absent. He comes back, then he is not there and not coming to training.

"It's unfortunate when you see talent going to waste. You're saying, 'who can help the boys like that - like (Masibusane) Zongo. We are losing top talent.

"I thought when Jabu Pule came out and told his stories to the boys, and even Skapie Malatsi, they are coming out and saying 'look at the mistakes we made'. But some are not coming back. Zongo should be playing football."

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