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Are Sundowns Done Playing ‘Shoeshine And Piano’ Football?

Pitso Mosimane Has Explained That His Side Are Done Playing Shoeshine And Piano Football

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 03, 2018 12:27 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach, Pitso Mosimane says that his side no longer has to prove that they are capable of playing exciting football.

The Brazilians were renowned for their ‘shoeshine and piano’ style of play, which was introduced many years back by a former Sundowns coach, Screamer Tshabalala. 

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However, the Sundowns’ side, who are now known as ‘Bafana Ba Style’ under the mentorship of Mosimane, seem to have slowly changed the way they play their football, with Mosimane admitting that his side is now focused on getting the results.

The Brazilians collected their second win over Cape Town City, after their victory in the quarter-finals of the Nedbank Cup competition, with Head Coach Mosimane admitting that his side has changed the way they play against the Citizens, who defeated Sundowns three times before. 

“I knew that they are a nice team; they are good, so we kept it slow, five-metre passes in the midfield and then we go out with the speed, that’s it, that is the only way you could play against Cape Town City. Because before we used to play with them toe-to-toe and they used to beat us, you know they beat us three times, so we changed strategy when we played them, we no longer going to play the way they play, we play different and get the results, Mosimane told the media. 

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The head coach then went on to add that his side is done playing fancy football and are now focused on getting the results that will see them add many more trophies to their cabinet.

“Benni is a good coach and he loves to show that he can play enterprising good football, so we don’t have to do that, we have gone past those stages of shoeshine and piano, we want the stars on top of the badges, it is different football,” Mosimane said. 

Sundowns will play Maritzburg United in the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup, scheduled to take place on the weekend of 20-22  April.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Apr 05, 2018 04:17 AM
Bafana ba style
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Matayitayi Apr 03, 2018 09:41 PM
Stars on top of the badge
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Nhlpato Apr 03, 2018 07:09 PM
@S'fiso Mabizela stop swearing wena mbongolo do you c us swearing la we talking futbol matters if you feel emotional go for counselling #a blocow who resorts to swearing does nt hav facts to argue bout
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Michaeltshigama Apr 03, 2018 05:33 PM
Guys don't insult each other pls
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Michaeltshigama Apr 03, 2018 05:31 PM
We gonna play piano & shoeshine in the finals
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xolany mthembu endumo Apr 03, 2018 04:13 PM
the important thing is to win everything no matter how we play all we want is to demolish everyone
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S'fiso Mabizela Apr 03, 2018 04:12 PM
@chiefs is useless .....Mr editor today you are on strike neh? Feeding us with dunu dunu Stories what a waste of airtime .......catching the feelings
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xolany mthembu endumo Apr 03, 2018 04:09 PM
shoe shine or no sunshine we don't care all we want is conquer everything behind us
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xolany mthembu endumo Apr 03, 2018 04:07 PM
REST IN POWER WINNIE NOMZAMO MADIKIZELA MANDELA Lala ngoxolo Mother of the Nation,,,,,, We salute IMbokodo we will always Remember you as Sundowns fans peace and love
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scoreman99 Apr 03, 2018 03:53 PM
still 3 wins for CTC 2 wins for Dunusa lesoba FC
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STIGA18 Apr 03, 2018 03:13 PM
When players do shoe shine the expects says it's Showboating, when they play a simple one two, u complain. I'm a little bit confused now
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chiefs is useless Apr 03, 2018 03:09 PM
Mr editor today you are on strike neh? Feeding us with dunu dunu Stories what a waste of airtime
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Mashia1950 Apr 03, 2018 03:03 PM
They play good football, what ever it is,
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Yellow Nation cares
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Fanaticalism Apr 03, 2018 02:37 PM
Who is PARKING THE BUS now...Steve has taught you well
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Who cares
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roger-fetumba Apr 03, 2018 01:59 PM
I need that second star Pitso pls bring it home
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roger-fetumba Apr 03, 2018 01:57 PM
After a long weekend of my weeding I am back by popular demand Yellow Nation in the semis of the Nedbank cup also in the group stages of CCL and sitting comfortable on top of the PSL table really experience count Yellow I Remain
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chaledi Apr 03, 2018 01:47 PM
We are grinding the results. The master tactician has spoken.
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@chiefs is useless udakiwe m$unu wephela

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