Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane explains the goalkeeping situation at the club

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Masandawana's coach has hinted that the club may keep Ngobeni despite signing Pieterse from Matsatsantsa

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has explained his reasoning behind the club having four goalkeepers.

Masandawana recently signed Reyaad Pieterse from cross-town rivals SuperSport United, meaning that the club now have Denis Onyango, Kennedy Mweene, Thela Ngobeni and the 26-year-old at their disposal.

This has led many to speculate that Ngobeni, who has spent the last few seasons out on loan, could again be on his way out of the club.

However, following the departure of another keeper in Ghana international Razak Brimah, Sundowns’ 54-year-old has hinted that the club may look to keep Ngobeni.

With Brimah gone Sundowns have registered Ngobeni for the Caf Champions League as Mosimane revealed that Pieterse would be cup-tied due to his earlier participation in the Caf Confederation Cup with SuperSport.

“We have four goalkeepers but we still have less goalkeepers than (Orlando) Pirates,” Mosimane told the media. 

“Thela Ngobeni is registered for Champions League because Razak Brimah is gone,” Mosimane added.

Meanwhile, Mosimane has made several new additions at the club, with the Tshwane giants having signed Toni Silva, Andile Jali, Jose Ali Meza, Lyle Lakay, Mosa Lebusa, Pieterse and Lebohang Maboe.  But the former Bafana Bafana tactician admits that he will need to be strategic in their integration

“We need to have better player management,” Mosimane revealed.

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“We have so many cups facing us. Having many players doesn't mean we will win. Many changes hurt the momentum and rhythm of the team. We don't want to compromise the league or the Champions League,” he expressed.

Nonetheless, following the draw to Kaizer Chiefs, Mosimane does not have much time to play around with new combinations as the PSL defending champions return to action on Tuesday night.

Mosimane will need ensure that his side are at their sharpest as they are set to come up against an unpredictable Polokwane City, a side who did the double over Sundowns last season.

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