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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane drops hint on Maritzburg United duo

19:48 EAT 03/06/2018
Pitso Mosimane, Mamelodi Sundowns
Although he has been impressed by the duo, Mosimane refuses to make any utterances regarding a potential swoop

Despite the club announcing that it is not willing to release their star players, Maritzburg United could potentially lose the duo of Siphesihle Ndlovu and Lebohang Maboe to Mamelodi Sundowns.

This comes after the pair had a fantastic season with the Team of Choice in the past term where they helped the club reach the MTN8 Cup semi-finals and the Nedbank Cup final.

Moreover, they managed to deliver performances which helped the club finish fourth on the Premier Soccer League (PSL) table.

After Ndlovu bagged the PSL Midfielder of the Season and PSL Young Player of the Season awards this week, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane heaped praise on the nippy midfielder.

On the other hand, Maboe walked away with the Nedbank Cup’s Player of the Tournament and Most Promising Player awards.

‘Jingles’ also bagged the Coach of the Season award and spoke highly of the United duo, saying he likes Ndlovu as a player.

“I like him. He is a good player‚” Mosimane said of Ndlovu to Timeslive.

“That boy looks like he’s been playing in the PSL for five years and it’s been only one year. He’s very stubborn; he fights‚ highly technical and very smart‚ not afraid (of taking players on),” praised the Masandawana boss.

“He plays against (Hlompho) Kekana‚ he is normal‚ he plays against anybody. You see how he fought against Paulus Masehe. Nobody fights Paulus Masehe hey,” he noted.

“But the young boy was fighting Paulus. They’ve got some nice players Maritzbug United,” he said.

When pressed for comment on the possibility of signing Maboe, the former SuperSport United mentor remained mum on a potential swoop. 

“No I mean want? There is no want I mean he is not your player,” responded Mosimane.

“When you say much‚ you might jeopardise the chances of getting him,” he added.

“His club will start saying 'oh you talk about this player in the media you think you going to get him we’ll show you that you won’t get him'. You know the story,” explained the former Bafana Bafana coach.

“You know with Aubrey Ngoma‚ John Comittis (Cape Town City chairman) wrote me a love letter and he published to you guys (in the media),” he asserted.

“After that I have never spoken. Never ever spoke about Ngoma again until I had him in the bag," concluded the league winning coach.