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Sundowns in shake-up

By Ramatsiyi Moholoa, Sello Rabothata and Kgomotso Sethusha | Jun 12, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 15 ]

FOLLOWING Mamelodi Sundowns' failure to win trophies last season, club president Patrice Motsepe is continuing with the process of restructuring the club's management by redeploying his personnel.

Motsepe had a meeting with the management at the weekend, where it was announced that former Bafana Bafana coach Trott Moloto has been moved from the position of technical head to that of chief scout.

Former Sundowns captain and Under-23 national team assistant coach Mike "Nanana" Ntombela, who was the team manager before the weekend meeting, has since been given the position that was held by Moloto.

Another former skipper of the club, Mike Manzini, is expected to go back to his job of team manager. When Ntombela returned to the club last year, Manzini managed Sundowns' reserve team that campaigned in the Gauteng PSL Monday League.

The first piece in Motsepe's restructuring was Kenneth Makhanya, who has since been moved to the Motsepe Foundation where, among other things, he is supervising the Sasfa Sanlam Kay Motsepe Under-19 Soccer Cup.

Motsepe yesterday described the movements within the club as a "relocation of responsibilities" and said that once all was done Sundowns would issue a statement.

In addition to beefing up the administration, The Brazilians are also busy in the transfer market in search of new players.

One of their biggest recruits is Free State Stars and Zambian international goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene who joined the club at the weekend.

Other new players that will be unveiled by coach Pitso Mosimane in the new season include Cuthbert Malajila, Rodney Ramagalela, Raymond Monama, Mzikayise Mashaba and Tiyani Mabunda. Bryce Moon signed a three-year contract yesterday in a swap deal that saw Sibusiso Khumalo join SuperSport United.

Mosimane is also seeking the services of the Premiership's top scorer, Katlego Mashego from Moroka Swallows. Sundowns players are expected back at the club on June 24 to begin their pre-season camp in Polokwane where they will spend a week getting into shape.

Mosimane will then take his team on a gruelling camp to Ghana on July 12 where they expect to play friendlies against local giants Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko.

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ja, this can only mean someone will have to make space for all this new signings? those on high salaries who have not realy contributed over the past season or so must be itching on their butts.

Jun 12, 2013 11:46 | 0 replies

Just buy Cristiano Ronaldo n stop playin....ur worries will b gone. Tlogela goba ngame!!

Jun 12, 2013 4:39 | 0 replies

Dzel
42 players, moer!

They must get rid of the politicians; Mphela, Modise, Moriri, Laffor would be the first players I release before even sign anyone.

Sundown's problem is not a lack of talent but rather that players think they can hold the club to ransom, their poor season is due to stupid "player power". I also have reservations about Pitso, he is an expert complainer and short on delivery.

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Very agreed,why sign more players while having all the quality there? Pitso once complained about buying players but he went straight into the market to buy players...

Jun 12, 2013 4:36 | 0 replies

42 players, moer!

They must get rid of the politicians; Mphela, Modise, Moriri, Laffor would be the first players I release before even sign anyone.

Sundown's problem is not a lack of talent but rather that players think they can hold the club to ransom, their poor season is due to stupid "player power". I also have reservations about Pitso, he is an expert complainer and short on delivery.

Jun 12, 2013 4:22 | 0 replies

The Yellow Nation embraces such a reshuffle and we'll see how things go as time goes on.
To all other haters who have nothing to do with sundowns and are only happy to see sundowns loose because they know if the old sundowns return then it is over for everybody in their stable.

To you i say keep your noses close to your rear ends and out of official private company business.

This is family business not the government of chiefs or pirates.

Jun 12, 2013 3:42 | 0 replies

CYBORICO
@Thinawise

thats the whole picture right there, wonder why he thinks it still needs shades of black and brown
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It suprises me that a team with these stars still buying players.this team is destroying careers.I will support sundowns if they were buying these players and loaning them elsewhere for game time.One of their keepers is part of bafana bafana,i am sure now he will be benched for Mweene to play.

Jun 12, 2013 3:27 | 0 replies

@Thinawise

you left Maponyane, Ngubane and that new goalkeeper Verbawede or something.......

Jun 12, 2013 2:59 | 0 replies

@Thinawise

thats the whole picture right there, wonder why he thinks it still needs shades of black and brown

Jun 12, 2013 2:31 | 0 replies

Mpudibok
Hi Mr Motsepe please sign Benny
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I am not sure if you are refering to the Benny that we all know,for your info this guy might soon be working with the likes of Mourinho(at coaching level) and you busy associates him with the likes of sundowns,really you should be ashamed. This guy is blessed,it looks like he will continue to enrich himself as long as he lives while other people are busy blogging nonsense. Keep it up Benny!

Jun 12, 2013 2:30 | 0 replies

Hi Mr Motsepe please sign Benny

Jun 12, 2013 2:1 | 0 replies

MrComment
y sign another keeper when you still have Onyango on the bench???
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To Add to that

1 Marlin
2 Mampuru
3 Nyandoro
4 Langerman
5 Daniels
6 Arendse
7 Domingues
8 Kekana
9 Mphela
10 Modise
11 Henyekane
13 Abubakar
14 Moriri
15 Nyatama
16 Mphahlele
17 Mwanjali
18 Khumalo
19 Manqele
20 Rodgers
21 Sangweni
22 Shongwe
23 Mokoena
24 Schut
26 Baffour
28 Laffor
30 Mushekwi
31 Masenamela
34 Zwane
35 Julies
36 Onyango
39 Mabaso
40 Sandilands
42 Ngoben

And he added those three players from Black leopards and the mweene,was there any need?

Jun 12, 2013 1:39 | 0 replies