Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has hinted that he’ll target goalscorers in the transfer market as he aims to improve his squad’s overall quality.

Masandawana president Patrice Motsepe has expressed his desire to make the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals, which means the Brazilians will need to win the CAF Champions League again as only African champions go to the Club World Cup.

Mosimane believes his team will need even more quality in order to hit those targets.

“We are going for more quality, but it won’t be easy. But as the president has said, the expectations are high. He wants us to be in the Club World Cup. So, the resources have to be there. So, it’s not about the local league but the Champions League. We need to have a team for that,” Mosimane said, as quoted by IOL.

“The areas of scoring goals are the most critical part of the team. This thing of playing Champions League on the weekend, and I have this (midweek domestic) game that I must win this game because we have to keep up with the league leaders (is overwhelming).

“It’s tough. We need personnel. On the field, we need a team that has the quality to win at any time. We need a team that can win any midweek league match and Saturday when we play the Champions League.”

Mosimane also added that transfers are always tricky because the timing needs to be just right.

“This thing needs timing. Sometimes you want a player at this time and he decides that he doesn’t want to come – and probably was not ready. Maybe we found somebody the same as him or better,” Mosimane explained.

“It’s always about timing when it comes to transfers. Sometimes when you need this player, and he’s available, and you sign – then good. Sometimes, you need this player and he is not available.”

Source: TEAMtalk media