Cape Town - Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender
Themba Mnguni says it not a problem the club have 10 players 30 or older
as youngsters are coming through the ranks.
Hlompho Kekana (34), Kennedy Mweene (34), Wayne Arendse (34), Tebogo
Langerman (33), Ricardo Nascimento (32), Tiyani Mabunda (31), Jeremy
Brockie (31), Emiliano Tade (31), Anele Ngcongca (31) and Oupa
Manyisa(30) are all in the 30 plus club.
However, Mguni takes the view that this is not a major concern as the
likes of Lebohang Maboe (24), Lyle Lakay (27) and Rivaldo Coetzee (22)
indicate the team's youthful future.
He told the Sowetan: "When coach Pitso brought the likes of (Lebohang) Maboe and Lyle Lakay, who are younger, it was precisely for continuation.
"So, I think they are quite aware about it (the ages of players), the
good thing is that even the younger guys like Rivaldo (Coetzee) have
also been playing in the Champions League, so we are in a manageable
Other younger Sundowns stars are Motjeka Madisha (24), Sphelele Mkhulise (23) and Phakamani Mahlambi (21) amongst others.
Mguni concluded: "I don't think we will struggle that much."
Downs legend Roger Feutmba added he has full faith in coach Pitso
Mosimane in terms of managing the situation: "It's good to keep
experienced players to guide the younger ones, but when they're too
many, it's an issue.
"It's not easy to let go, but I believe Pitso is a very clever coach who knows what to do."