Mphela’s agent talks too much, says Sundowns coach Pitso

Mosimane revealed after the match that he wants Mphela to stay at Sundowns and fight for his place, but said he won’t stand on the player’s way if he wants to leave

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane could not hide his excitement following his team’s 7-1 victory over AmaZulu on Tuesday night.

However, the Sundowns mentor was not entirely satisfied with the referee Lwandile Mfiki who awarded Usuthu a penalty in the second half, and he believes Mfiki has got something against the Brazilians.

“We scored four goals before halftime, even in the Platinum Stars game, we should have scored four, but what I don’t like is that all the games that we play we concede a penalty. We conceded a penalty against Bloemfontein Celtic. Mfiki [the referee] gave another penalty tonight. I’m not saying it wasn’t a penalty, but whenever there’s Mfiki there’s a penalty against us,” said Mosimane after the match.

Despite their rampant performance so far this season, Mosimane believes there’s so much work that needs to be done before he can be fully satisfied.

He also confirmed that he hasn’t found his winning team, giving hope to the likes of Elias Pelembe, Rodney Ramagalela and Tiyani Mabunda who have often watched from the stands.

Read more on: Sundowns 7-1 AmaZulu Report

“We didn’t pass [the ball] well. We scored, we did the business, but the play is not smooth. I have found the triangles right. The play is not going well, but it’s okay, I’m happy.

“Places are up for grabs. There’s no favouritism. I sleep well at night. Competition is there and we have a big squad and I must justify why I brought in Katlego Mashego. So, he must play,” he said.

Mosimane became emotional about Katlego Mphela’s situation at the club with reports that the former Bafana striker is leaving Sundowns when his contract comes to an end next June.

He expressed his desire to continue working with Mphela, who scored two goals last night, but wants the player to decide [without the influence from his agent] whether he wants to stay or not.

“I know ‘Killer’ [Mphela] wants his chance too, but he needs confidence and his agent is talking too much about his contract. ‘Killer’ must play football and we will reward him. He knows that as long as I am here he can stay, but if he wants to listen to his agent then it is his story,” said Mosimane.

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