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“Pitso’s Favourite Excuse” – Reader’s Voice

Never the one to shy away from expressing his opinions, the decorated Pitso Mosimane was at it again on the weekend.

The Mamelodi Sundowns mentor lost his cool in a post-match interview after his side went down to Tunisian giants, Esperance. In his tirade, he just stopped short of barraging his own players, going to the extent of subtly questioning their quality. He was quoted in the media, saying that, if he had a full team, the Tunisians could never come out of Pretoria with a win.

Thanks to him, there is an opportunity to investigate this issue, which has been the coach's favourite excuse for poor results for quite some time. Some may be forgiven for being forced to work with what they have in terms of personnel, due to financial constraints or having inherited the squad. Both do not apply to Jingles, considering that he took over the reins at the Brazilians in 2012 and money is no object.

Given the circumstances, it makes very little sense that he would bemoan the strength of the team he fielded on the day. In what sense is the team not "full"?

To begin with, both teams had eleven players a side on the field, although that argument can be quashed by bringing up the quality of players as a factor. Yet, if the quality is below standard, the head coach should bear full responsibility as the team has been built by him. Why would some players be offered contracts in the first place if they were not good enough for this level?


*This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma.

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