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 SuperSport Utd
Arrows vs Maritzburg Utd
Sundowns vs CT City
Celtic vs SuperSport

results

Sundowns 4-1 Celtic
Chippa Utd 0-1 P City
CT City 1-0 AmaZulu
Sundowns 1-0 Maritzburg Utd

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 13 28
2 Cape Town City 14 21
3 Orlando Pirates 14 20
4 Kaizer Chiefs 14 19
5 Chippa United 15 19
6 Bloem Celtic 13 19
7 Free State Stars 14 19
8 Baroka FC 14 19
9 Maritzburg United 13 17
10 Golden Arrows 14 17
11 SuperSport United 9 15
12 AmaZulu 13 15
13 Polokwane City 14 12
14 Ajax Cape Town 13 13
15 Platinum Stars 14 12
16 Bidvest Wits 13 11

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