Pitso Mosimane praises professional lifetyle of South American contingent at Mamelodi Sundwons, praises Jose Ali Meza


Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has praised the South American contingent at Chloorkop for their good behaviour off the field.

The Brazilians were rocked by allegations of alcohol abuse last season which saw some of the players being fined for misconduct and il-discipline.

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However, this season Mosimane looks like he has managed the situation with no recent stories of players missing training.

'Jingles' has praised Jose Ali Meza, Emiliano Tade, Gaston Sirino and Mauricio Affonso for setting a perfect example since arriving in South Africa.

"Our South Americans are living a good life, it's unbelievable," said Mosimane.

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"We are lucky. We don't find them in the wrong places. It's lucky that three or four of them are behaving properly outside the game. That's very good."

Meanwhile, Mosimane singled out striker Meza for taking his chance since being given an opportunity to play this season.

The Venezuelan was set to join Maritzburg United during the off-season but the deal fell through, and he now finds himself back amongst the first-team squad at Chloorkop.

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"He is fighting. He is not only playing [well], he is fighting. He is pressing. He puts energy in his legs, he has got speedy. He reminds me of [Cuthbert] Malajila. He fights. He is trying.

"He is showing everybody today 'hey now I have an opportunity, I want to play'. That's a good mentality. Remember he went to Maritzburg United and they said he is not good, so he knows the situation. He knows where he is coming from."

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