Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane
says he is going to need the strength of Mosa Lebusa and Tiyani Mabunda
against Wydad Casablanca on Saturday.
The Brazilians have had to deal with a hectic fixture list in recent
weeks, giving Mosimane a few difficult team selection decisions as he
prepares his side for another CAF Champions League encounter in Algeria.
Sundowns' Absa Premiership clash with Stellenbosch has already been
postponed to help ease the fixture congestion, but they will still play
three games in 10 days, including the Telkom Knockout final against
Maritzburg United on December 14.
"Thapelo Morena‚ we took him out [in the 82nd minute against Petro]
because he felt the calf strain that he got [in Downs' league win]
against AmaZulu‚" said Mosimane, according to SowetanLive.
"We have big games now. This is a serious thing now. Now we go to
Algeria to play Casa‚ the [Telkom Knockout] final [against Maritzburg
United]‚ then Wits [in the league].
"We need Denis‚ Thapelo and Themba back. We won't have Gaston for local [suspended]‚ but we'll have him for those.
"We need our soldiers back. Mosa Lebusa had a tight hamstring. Sometimes I'll take a risk. I said‚ 'No - out of this game'.
"Much better to have him in Casa than here. Make him rest. I need
Mosa there. Because you know there are a lot of crosses‚ corners and
"It's tough there. We need the big boys‚ we need the soldiers for
that. Those are games are for Mosa‚ for [Tiyani] 'Sugar' Mabunda in the
"It's not the game for passing and passing. I know my personnel for that match."
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