Register Login Scores

Mamelodi Sundowns

Pitso: Affonso Is Still Not Ready

Pitso Mosimane admitted that despite Mauricio Affonso scoring on debut for Mamelodi Sundowns, the player is still not fit enough.

Affonso, who put pen to paper with Sundowns in July this year, made his first appearance for the Brazilians in their 11-1 hammering over Cote d’Or in the CAF Champions League. 

Read more: Benni: If It Was A Fight With Rulani, He'd Never Come Out On Top

However, playing just 10 minutes in the encounter and despite scoring on debut, Mosimane revealed that the player still is not 100% match ready.

“It’s good that he scored and it was good for him to get on the scoresheet. We could have played him more minutes, but we also have to give other guys confidence to play. Affonso is not ready, let’s not look at this game,” Mosimane said on Sundowns’ official website. 

“This was just to give him a run. If you saw the goal you can see his strength. He is strong aerially and that is why we signed him. We signed him specifically for the Champions League. If he was ready he could have helped us against SuperSport United with aerial balls, but that’s gone. He is not fit yet, but what is good is that he is pain-free now on the ankle. For me that’s bigger, match fitness will take time,” he added.

12 comments

Top 5

Sukazi Reveals Plans For Celtic

30 May 28, 2020 10:09 AM in PSL

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

7 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Six Stars Messi Said His Son 'Really Likes'

4 May 23, 2020 08:31 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Six Stars Messi Said His Son 'Really Likes'

4 May 23, 2020 08:31 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Reports: Messi Makes Huge Barca Decision

5 May 27, 2020 06:29 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

'I Sold My Club World Cup Medal To Buy Cocaine'

6 May 24, 2020 04:03 PM in FIFA Club World Cup

10 Players Who Won Big Trophies Without Doing Much

3 May 25, 2020 12:29 PM in International

Rashford Shows Off Edgy New Merc G-Wagon

May 25, 2020 06:00 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Talented Defender Heading Back To Bucs

5 May 28, 2020 01:06 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

'Khune Can Make It In Europe'

23 May 28, 2020 09:13 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

11 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Micho In Zambia: There Will Be Problems

1 May 28, 2020 10:50 AM in PSL