Jabulani Mendu justifies Mamelodi Sundowns Pitso Mosimane signings


After three more signings were confirmed by treble winners Mamelodi Sundowns, their former player Jabulani Mendu has justified their movements in the transfer market.

Sundowns have been accused of overspending in the market, especially after another successful season as they already boast a squad teeming with unused players.

Haashim Domingo, Ricardo Goss and Gift Motupa have now joined the squad at Chloorkop to take their number of officially announced signings for next season to seven, with Grant Margeman and Jody February set to follow suit.

READ: Downs unveil Goss, Motupa, Domingo

Despite their domestic dominance, Sundowns are not stopping in the transfer market and are expected to unveil more new faces before the 2020/21 DStv Premiership season begins.

Mendu believes those signings are not there to add numbers but it's all about their plan to be competitive on the big stage, in all the domestic tournaments as well as in Africa.

"The players they sign, it gives you a clear message," Mendu tells snl24.com/kickoff. "They prepare for bigger things and it will be hard for any team to compete with them."

View all of Sundowns' new signings for the 2020/21 season

Mendu also reserves special praise for head coach Pitso Mosimane, who in eight years at the club has picked up 11 trophies since taking over.

Mosimane has won five Premiership titles for the Yellow Nation and six other cups including the coveted CAF Champions League, an achievement that earned him the 2016 CAF Coach of the Year prize.

When 'Jingles' joined Masandawana after a very challenging stint with Bafana Bafana, only a few believed in him, especially in a league where European coaches are given more respect and opportunities compared to locals.

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But Mosimane has changed the perception of what South African coaches can do by becoming the leading mentor in the country, breaking several records and leading the team to their first ever treble in the PSL era.

"What we can learn from Pitso is, he is an ambitious man who always thinks about bigger competitions like the CAF Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup," Mendu says.

"I can tell you, Sundowns under Pitso does well in the league not only to win it but also to be able to compete on the international stage, and they've certainly raised the bar for all other teams."

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