Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane hoping loan move gives Katlego Otladisa confidence

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Otladisa, who has been loaned out to Cape Umoya United for the next six months, was signed by Sundowns from Platinum Stars last January, but was loaned back to the club for the rest of the season, though he struggled with injury.

The 22-year-old joined Sundowns before the start of the season. He has not made a first team appearance, but was given some game-time in the Multichoice Diski Challenge.

Mosimane feels Otladisa will be able to get confidence playing in the NFD and it could help him make a mark, as was the case with Percy Tau, who was loaned out to Witbank Spurs before returning to Chloorkop to inspire the team to CAF Champions League and Absa Premiership success.

“He [Otladisa] got badly injured at Platinum Stars and his rehab was very bad hey. There are teams that wanted him in the Premier Soccer League, but we felt he must get his confidence,” Mosimane said.  

“When he is in the PSL he might not start. Let Percy go to Witbank Spurs and play. So yeah, let him [Otladisa] go play.” 

The pressure of trying to help Umoya out of the relegation zone could just be what Otladisa needs to hit top gear and convince Mosimane that he deserves to be at Sundowns next season. 

Umoya are currently in 13th place on the NFD standings, just two points ahead of bottom-placed Ubuntu Cape Town.