Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has expressed concern over his squad since the return of Absa Premiership football.
Sundowns tasted their first defeat since the resumption of football against top-eight chasing Cape Town City as they lost 3-2 at Loftus on Monday night.
Mosimane’s troops have only managed to collect two points in three games having drawn against Pirates and Highlands Park before suffering a loss against the Citizens.
The former Bafana Bafana head coach opted to start with veteran Wayne Arendse and Rivaldo Coetzee in defence in their 3-2 loss against City while Madisha and Brazilian defender Nascimento had to watch from the bench.
Veteran midfielder Tiyani Mabunda also returned to the starting line up but could not make any impact in the game as they now trail to high flying Kaizer Chiefs by six points with six games left to play.
Mosimane admitted that Sundowns chances of winning their third title in as many seasons are slowly fading away as they continue to drop points.
“We are struggling. We are struggling. We are a team that is struggling, but with a fight,” Mosimane said, as per KickOff.com.
The Brazilians have dropped seven points in their first three games since the resumption of football.
“It’s a fact, we can’t hide that. If we are doing very well, we should be winning,” the 56-year-old admitted. “We are not winning in the league. We drew two, we lost one. We are struggling, it’s a fact and we can’t hide it.
“We are upfront. We are not going to hide it. After we came back Sundowns is no longer the same. That’s a fact.”
Sundowns will face Maritzburg United on Friday 18H00 (GMT+2) and will look to revive their hopes of defending the title as they’ll be three points off Chiefs if a victory is secured over Eric Tinkler’s side.