Mamelodi Sundowns defender, Soumahoro Bangaly, has appeared to be close to making another appearance for the side in their 2015/16 Absa Premiership campaign.
Following his disappointing start to his PSL career in September, the defender has struggled for game time under Pitso Mosimane and his technical team at Sundowns.
The Cote d’Ivoire player, who is in his first season with Sundowns, had a disappointing first game in the 2-1 loss against Golden Arrows earlier this season.
The centre back failed to clear what looked like an easy ball in front of his goalkeeper. The mistake led to Arrows’ goal as Sundowns goalkeeper, Denis Onyango, ended up committing a foul inside the box.
Arrows scored through the resultant spot kick. The 24-year-old was substituted for Wayne Arendse at half time in that game, which happened to be his one and only start so far.
Although he was touted to be Alje Schut’s replacement on his arrival at Sundowns, Bangaly has found the going tough with getting game time at the Chloorkop outfit.
However, news coming through from the camp of Sundowns is that Bangaly has been settling in and showing improvement in his performances and work rate.
While Mosimane is expected to keep the central defence pairing of Thabo Nthethe and Arendse for the Telkom Knockout final against Kaizer Chiefs, Bangaly is expected to be on the bench, as he continues to be knocking on the door for another chance to prove his worth at the star-studded team.