TSHWANE — The recent resurgence of Mamelodi Sundowns under Pitso Mosimane has seen the team rise impressively up the Absa Premiership, away from the relegation zone where they were stuck at the beginning of the season.
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Now sitting in ninth, the Brazilians cannot be described as being home and dry by any stretch of imagination.
However, there are positives to be taken from their recent performances, other than the actual results. Midfielder Esrom Nyandoro has been a revelation under Mosimane. He seems to be back to his best form. He’s one of the reasons the side has the look of respectability about them. Under Mosimane, ’Downs is back playing the popular piano and shoeshine football brand synonymous with them. Former captain Nyandoro heaped praise on Mosimane.
“I think the players now have the belief they can win. I cannot say this or that was the problem, but since the new coach came in, we have been doing well even though we still need to improve,” said Nyandoro.
The 33-year-old Zimbabwe international is slowly getting back to the form that made the “Yellow man” a fan favourite at Sundowns and his commanding performance at the heart of midfield in the Nedbank Cup against Ajax Cape Town earned him a man-of -the-match.
Nyandoro was heavily involved in delivering Sundowns’ last two league trophies in 2006 and 2007 and said that it is not a good situation for a team like Sundowns to go for more than two seasons without a league winners’ medal.
“It is painful because we always play to win. It’s not just the league, but the Cup competitions and now that we are through in the Nedbank cup, we want to win it,” said Nyandoro.