….wishes he could make a permanent move from Sundowns
The senior national team coach (Zebras) coach David Bright says he is delighted by Mogakolodi Ngele’s temporary move from South African Premier Soccer League leaders Mamelodi Sundowns to SuperSport United as it is going to give him time to play.
SuperSport United, otherwise known as ‘Matsatsantsa,’ on Friday announced the signing of Tsotso’s from Sundowns on a six months deal. Tsotso had a tough time breaking into Sundowns’ first team and he made only one league appearance this season.
“It’s a good move for the young man because he will get game time at SuperSport, something which is going to enable us to recall him to the national team. We really wanted a move like this to happen as he can add value to the team (Zebras),” noted Bright.
He pointed out that it has been difficult for them to feature ‘Tsotso’ in the national team due to his inactivity at Sundowns. “You know people think if you are in South Africa then you are national team material, No! You have to sweat and play at your club just like other players,” he said.
“If you are not playing at your club then you don’t deserve the national team, I personally don’t rate the South African league and I don’t think it’s one of the best like many do, so our players that side need to get game time for us to call them,” he said.
Further, Bright expressed displeasure at local players when they make international moves. “They get excited and sign long term deals without looking at the bigger picture. They must start agreeing to short term deals with renewable options as such deals won’t bind them to stay in one club for a long time like ‘Tsotso’ is now,” the former Gaborone United coach hinted.
He cautioned players to be warry of agents as they do not care about their future but are rather just after money, “that is why I call them fly by night agents, they want what benefits them most.”
It is not the first time Sundowns loaned the 27-year old to another club as they did so with Bidvest Wits last season, but recalled him before the start of the current campaign. “I think it’s high time he makes a plan to exit Sundowns. I don’t want him to go back to that club because he is never going to be featured in that team, he must just strike a deal to stay at SuperSport or move elsewhere,” Bright highlighted.
Bright also concerned about Sesinyi and Ditsele
“I’m also worried about Thabang Sesinyi (Platinum Stars) and Lebogang Ditsele (Highlands Park) because they are not playing at their clubs. I’m not going to call them up to the national team unless they start getting game time at their clubs,” he said.