Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender James Mayinga has said that Soumahoro Bangaly is not only proving many wrong but is also justifying why coach Pitso Mosimane wanted him in the team.
The Ivorian international was substituted just 45 minute into his Sundowns debut against Golden Arrows earlier this season, after struggling to adjust to the pace of the PSL.
However, Bangaly has managed to work his way back into the side, most notably in the Caf Champions League.
“It’s not only about Bangaly proving people wrong, he is only doing what he is paid for, which is what Sundowns saw in him in the first place when they signed him,” Mayinga told Goal.
“Sometimes we tend to judge a book by its cover without reading the contents of it.
“I don’t believe coach Pitso can ever go out and sign a player whom he hasn’t seen anything in.
“So for me, what he is doing is justifying Pitso’s signing of him.”
Mayinga added by saying that it’s vital to have players in a team that can adjust to various systems.
He concluded by saying that Mosimane is spoilt for choice in that regard, as he has many versatile players at Chloorkop.
“It’s very, very crucial to have players in your team who can feed in to any system you want to play on the day.
“It certainly is nice for Sundowns to have that now because now Pitso is spoilt for selection,” Mayinga said.