Former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Toni Silva attacked Pitso Mosimane on Tuesday, calling him arrogant and being someone who kills the players' dreams and careers.
Silva, a 25-year-old striker from Guinea-Bissau who has already played in Europe, left Masandawana and sent a statement today to spread his views on Mosimane.
Silva, who was part of the academy teams in Liverpool and Chelsea, and also played for CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria, says in the statement that Mosimane wanted to turn him into an attacker instead of giving him an opportunity in his favorite role as a right . extreme.
He has played only 11 games for Sundowns and has now joined Al-Ittihad in Egypt.
Silva said that his comments come after Mosimane "advised the media that things did not work out," saying also (Themba) Zwane, Gaston (Sirino) and (Lebohang) Maboe never played for the Liverpool or Chelsea, but they give more & # 39; than (I do). "
Silva replied, "So here's my answer: Pitso, you're the weakest coach I've ever had in my life.
"You are arrogant and your ego does not help you because you do not leave your players happy, but it kills the player's dreams and career, then turns around and says" it did not work ".
"I've been under his management for six months and everything we do is the same training until the day I left and you consider yourself a good coach? You always say that if you play well in a match, you will play the next match, but that is not true because you have favoritism.
"You have players who have a second chance, even if they have bad games, and other good players do not have a chance to play because you are an unfair coach.
"Since I got to the club, you've never given me the chance to play in my original position, which is a right wing, but you have a big mouth to tell the newspapers that things did not work out and other players give More & # 39;
"Do not forget that there are the favorites that you give freedom to, then (there are) others (who) do not give freedom and chances to".
Silva pointed out the following about George Lebese – who does not play regularly with Mosimane: "You have George Lebese on the team, the kid is not playing and everyone knows he is one of the best players in the league, and you can not even give a reason , but you say "it did not work".
"You will not even let him play elsewhere because you know he would fly high and expose you like the bad couch you are!"
Silva added that Mosimane could take a sheet of management style from Cape Town coach Benni McCarthy.
"Just look at Benni McCarthy, he's fine because he has international exposure and values his players, which is something you need to learn because you have talent that is sitting and not playing.
"You do not use your team in the best way because you are blinded by your favoritism and you are arrogant to the point of not listening to your own staff and your assistant."
Sundowns are in action tonight as they face AmaZulu in the Premiership at Loftus Versfeld at 7:30 p.m.
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