Competing on three different fronts comes with a lot of consequences and Mamelodi Sundowns are testament to that and their coach Pitso Mosimane is well aware.
The Masandawana are playing in three different competitions – the Absa Premiership, Nedbank Cup and the Champions League – and games are coming thick and fast for the Brazilians and the coach is concerned about dangers therein.
Mosimane, whose charges take on KCCA in the CAF Champions League first round return leg on Saturday, bemoaned his side’s lack of cutting edge and the workload on Percy Tau after Sundowns were held to a goalless draw by Polokwane City in the league a couple of days ago.
Tau, 22, missed three good chances in the match but was not the only culprit and Mosimane admitted senior players should reduce the youngster’s load.
“Hopefully Khama (Billiat) comes back soon because the load is heavy on Percy and he shouldn’t be leading us. The senior players should be taking over and putting Percy on the side, but at this point in time that is not the case,” he told SuperSport TV.
The Masandawana who arrived in the country on Wednesday afternoon had their first training at Phillip Omondi Stadium on Thursday evening ahead of the KCCA clash on the same ground.
Mosimane there after told journalists that he expects an open game.
“(To have a 2-1 lead) is an advantage but it’s also not an advantage. It’s an advantage if we keep a clean sheet or if we get a draw but if they score it’s not an advantage any more so it’s going to be an open game. It’s anybody’s game.”