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[Opinion] Is this what you need to play regularly at Sundowns?

Mamelodi Sundowns have been associated with the supposed greed of signing a lot of quality players and not being able to play some really talented footballers, whose careers go to waste in the stands, on the bench or at home.

Perhaps the financial gains that comes with playing for Sundowns are too good to resist personally for their recruits, with the ambitious club always showing their intentions to dominate on the pitch from the local market.

Although former coach Pitso Mosimane was strict with the signings, only making additions when necessary and if they quality is above what they already had, the Brazilians went back to their trend of dominating the local market with the recruitment of the likes of Peter Shalulile, Mothibi Mvala, Kermit Erasmus and Gift Motupa, ahead of last season alone.

After winning the DStv Premiership title for the fourth time in a row and for the first time under the new sponsor, the Tshwane giants are seemingly not taking their foot off the gas, as they have announced four new quality signings, who will definitely fight for their place in the line-up, Slovakian striker Pavol Safranko, Neo Maema, Divine Lunga and Grant Kekana.

With so many quality players in their roster, surely not all of them will get game time and what really makes a Sundowns player get the attention of the trio of coaches, Manqoba Mngqithi, Rhulani Mokwena and Steve Komphela?

It seems like, apart from the talent and quality, at the Brazilians you really need to have the brain and the ability to comprehend their game model, as Mokwena explained why they signed Maema.

The erudite tactician indicated Maema will give them something they did not have for the past few season, which is being able to play as left-winger, although the former Bloemfontein Celtic attacker was not playing in that position for Siwelele.

But over and above that, Mokwena mentioned that they did their background check on Maema and found out that he has a degree in chemistry and is a "smart kid", which could be seen as meaning that he has a bigger chance of playing.

With the modern game becoming more complicated with tactics and interpretation of data, do you think you need to be "smart" to be able to make it at Sundowns?

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