Mosimane On The Plans For Coetzee
Pitso Mosimane Has Spoken About The Plans By The Club For Rivaldo Coetzee
Mamelodi Sundowns head coach, Pitso Mosimane has revealed that the club is not rushing Rivaldo Coetzee to fitness despite the player already in his fifth month on the sidelines.
The Brazilians completed the signing of Coetzee from Ajax Cape Town during the July/August transfer window last year, however, at the time of his arrival, the player was nursing an injury, which has kept him out of action for almost five months.
Speaking in a post-match press conference on Tuesday evening, Head Coach Mosimane revealed that he is in no rush to have Coetzee back in action, adding that he views Coetzee to be a long-term replacement for the likes of Ricardo Nascimento and Wayne Arendse.
“Rivaldo is still in the doctor’s ward hey, in the hospital ward, we are waiting, we have to wait. He must get well and we don’t stress him. We don’t have to have him to play now, we are okay,” Mosimane told the media.
“We have Madisha, we have Ricardo, we have Wayne Arendse, we have got Bangaly Soumahoro who is coming probably in five days. So, we don’t put Rivaldo under stress. Rivaldo, we didn’t bring him to win the league for us.
“We brought Rivaldo to go beyond because he is young, so you got to understand, Ricardo is not young, he is 30, Wayne Arendse should be going to 31, so you got to manage that and there are centre backs who are very experienced like Thabo Nthethe but are above 30, so we are bringing players to replace,” Mosimane added.