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Pitso wants to build a 'player of tomorrow'

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he still holds ambitions of helping improve the standard of finishing at grassroots level despite his massive success.

Mosimane has won every trophy available in the South African top flight and has helped Sundowns secure the CAF Champions League in 2016 as well as the Super Cup in 2017.

The Brazilians retained their Premiership crown in 2018/19 after a hectic season both domestically and on the continent.

Nonetheless, despite the dominance of the outfit from Pretoria, the 54-year-old is still hungry to help develop the next generation of strikers in the country.

He said: "I'd like to do youth football. I'd like to understand it more. I'll tell you why. I've seen a player at Bafana, I've seen a player at Sundowns, fighting in the Champions League.

"I've seen a player in the Absa Premier League and there's one common thing that I find, they have bad habits and one of the issues is putting the ball into the back of the net.

"We miss a lot guys, let's be honest. We play teams that don't outplay us, but they beat us. One chance, one goal. Like Wydad [Casablanca], one chance, one goal.

"And then we dance on the ball and we look good, so I'd like to help the country and build a player of tomorrow because I know what the player of tomorrow lacks.

"I've seen (Thembinkosi) Lorch, I've seen Themba Zwane, I've seen Percy Tau, I've seen (Katlego) Mphela. I know it's the [right] product, it can be better."