Can Mtizwa get another chance at Sundowns?

NEW Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane wants to change things for the better at the club and Zimbabwe international midfielder Lionel Mtizwa could be one of those offered a second chance.

Sports Reporter/Soccer Laduma

The Zimbabwean — together with Buhlebuyeza Mkhwanazi and Ramahlwe Mphahlele — are all at University of Pretoria and Mosimane has stated his desire to have a look at some of the players due to injuries in his camp.

Mtizwa joined Sundowns on a five-year deal three years ago, but only spent a season on the bench before he was again laid low by injuries.

Sundowns agreed to loan him out at the beginning of the 2012/2013 season following a full recovery.

Hailed as a natural holding midfielder, Mtizwa had to compete for a place in the starting line up with the veteran duo of Esrom Nyandoro and Surprise Moriri.

He wants to change the run of negative results that the team has picked up and to do that he wants to give all the players a chance — including those on loan elsewhere.

Mosimane told the Siya crew that there are injuries and suspensions which need to be well covered.

“I need to look at all Sundowns players. I know there are other players on loan. I need to look at all those players,” he said.

“You know we have injuries even now and we don’t want to be struggling, so we need to have all the players we need and that’s why I want to have a look at all the players that we have.

“I have also called those who were training on their own to see what they can offer the team,” Mosimane explained.

Sundowns is already mulling over the contracts of eight players whose deals expire on June 30.
The players include veteran defender Method Mwanjali, Nyandoro and striker Nyasha Mushekwi.

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