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Phakaaathi Reporter
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4 Jun 2018
10:15 am

Pitso plays coy with interest in Maritzburg duo

Phakaaathi Reporter

Mamelodi Sundowns Pitso Mosimane has admitted his admiration of Siphesihle Ndlovu and Lebogang Maboe‚ but refused to say if whether or not his club is interested in the duo.

Siphesihle Ndlovu and Lebohang Maboe of Maritzburg United (Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix)

Ndlovu and Maboe had a fantastic season for Maritzburg United, and they were awarded for their efforts at the Premier Soccer League Awards last week.

Ndlovu bagged the PSL Midfielder of the Season and PSL Young Player of the Season awards, while Maboe walked away with the Nedbank Cup’s Player of the Tournament and Most Promising Player awards.

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“I like him. He is a good player‚” Mosimane said of Ndlovu to TimesLIVE.

“That boy looks like he’s been playing in the PSL for five years, and it’s been only one year. He’s very stubborn; he fights‚ highly technical and very smart‚ not afraid [of taking players on].

“He plays against [Hlompho] Kekana‚ he is normal‚ he plays against anybody. You see how he fought against Paulus Masehe. Nobody fights Paulus Masehe, hey,” he noted.

“But the young boy was fighting Paulus. They’ve got some nice players Maritzburg United,” he said.

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Asked if he wants Maboe‚ Mosimane said: “No, I mean want? There is no want, I mean, he is not your player.

“When you say much‚ you might jeopardise the chances of getting him.

“His club will start saying, ‘oh, you talk about this player in the media, you think you going to get him, we’ll show you that you won’t get him’. You know the story.

“You know with Aubrey Ngoma‚ John Comittis [Cape Town City chairman] wrote me a love letter, and he published to you guys [in the media].

“After that I have never spoken. Never ever spoke about Ngoma again until I had him in the bag.”