PSL News 7.12.2017 12:02 pm

Lebese struggling to adapt to Sundowns style – Mosimane

George Lebese of Mamelodi Sundowns  during the Absa Premiership match between SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns at Lucas Moripe Stadium. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

George Lebese of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership match between SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns at Lucas Moripe Stadium. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Pitso Mosimane has said the reason why George Lebese has featured very little for Mamelodi Sundowns is because he is still adjusting to Masandawana’s brand of football.

Lebese joined the Brazilians from Kaizer Chiefs in August, where he spent close to a decade. However, as a big player, Lebese was expected to break into Downs’ side but has instead found himself struggling to make the bench.

“He hasn’t got the rhythm yet,” Mosimane explains.

“He is used to playing on the side of the line. We don’t play on the line to cross, you have to come inside like Themba Zwane, he is a winger but he comes inside and goes forward. He needs to adjust to that. That is the difference on how we play.

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“The way we play, he understands all the movements we do but we need to understand that when we go out with the three attackers up front, we go out quicker with Percy Tau and Khama Billiat and that is not the way he is used to play for the last nine years.”

Lebese was handed a cameo appearance in Bafana Ba Style’s 4-0 thumping of Baroka FC on Tuesday, which was only his eighth appearance for the side.

“You know when it is 3-0 up it is good to give the others players who haven’t been playing a chance. I gave George a chance to get the confidence,” said Mosimane.

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fixtures

Baroka vs CT City
Ajax CT vs SuperSport Utd
AmaZulu vs Sundowns
Wits vs Baroka

results

Arrows 1-0 Ajax CT
Chippa Utd 2-4 Pirates
Chiefs 0-0 Celtic
FS Stars 0-0 AmaZulu

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# Team GP Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 22 40
2 Orlando Pirates 22 36
3 Kaizer Chiefs 22 35
4 Maritzburg United 22 34
5 Free State Stars 22 34
6 Cape Town City 22 31
7 Baroka FC 22 28
8 Bidvest Wits 22 28
9 Chippa United 21 27
10 AmaZulu 22 27
11 Golden Arrows 22 26
12 SuperSport United 22 26
13 Bloem Celtic 21 26
14 Polokwane City 21 23
15 Ajax Cape Town 22 21
16 Platinum Stars 22 17

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