Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi has admitted that the club may have made a mistake by keeping players like Khama Billiat while they were in top form.

Billiat’s future at the club is uncertain and Sundowns are set to lose him for free unless they sell him in the the January transfer window.

Speaking to the media on Saturday, Mngqithi believes the best thing was to let players go after achieving almost everything with the team.

“When players have won everything with you, the best thing to do is to let them go so that you can start afresh and rekindle the fire, the power, desire and hunger,” said the assistant coach.

“After winning the Champions League I would have sold Khama and other top players and started afresh. Now we are not going to sell them at the right price because they have not won anything.”

Sundowns haven’t won any domestic trophies in a while. Their last success was when they won the League in 2015/16. After that they captured the Caf Champions League and the Caf Super Cup.

“When you keeping the same team and hope to achieve the same outcomes, in most cases it doesn’t work. I’m not saying it is nice or it is right to let go of your best players, but I’m just giving you a psychological side in to the issue of players which is my personal belief,” Mngqithi explained. – IOL