Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Ricardo Goss told to remain at SuperSport United Image Source: (@SuperSportUnitedFC/Twitter)

Goss in action for SuperSport United Photo: (@SuperSportUnitedFC/X)

Legend tells keeper Goss not to return to Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns legend John Tlale has advised goalkeeper Ricardo Goss not to return to Sundowns and stay at SuperSport United.

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Ricardo Goss told to remain at SuperSport United Image Source: (@SuperSportUnitedFC/Twitter)

Goss in action for SuperSport United Photo: (@SuperSportUnitedFC/X)

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Ricardo Goss has been advised by legend John Tlale not to return to Chloorkop but to remain at SuperSport United for regular game time.

Tlale believes Goss will be starved of regular game time at Sundowns if he chooses to return to Chloorkop as he spent a season on loan at SuperSport.

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The retired Bafana Bafana and Sundowns gloveman, Tlale wants to see Goss becoming one of the best keepers but heading to Sundowns might hamper his growth and progress.


The former Golden Arrows and Bidvest Wits keeper, Goss, spent a season-long loan stint at SuperSport under coach Gavin Hunt.

With a return to Sundowns on the cards to work under coach Rulani Mokwena, Tlale feels the 29-year-old keeper will not taste first-team football as Mokwena preferred Ronwen Williams in the previous campaign.

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After an impressive season as they finished third in the DStv Premiership, Goss was rewarded with a call-up to Bafana by coach Hugo Broos.

“I think Goss needs to play regularly because it gives him the opportunity to make the national team,” Tlale said per Phakaaathi.

“If he goes back to Sundowns, he will be on the bench because Ronwen is one player who played all the games except when he was rested, so I would remain at SuperSport if I was him to also keep my confidence up.

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“It affects your performance when you don’t play. When the time is right, Goss will get his chance. (Tramadol)  It’s also good for the national team when all the top keepers are playing regularly because, in my time, we never had goalkeeper problems.

“We had me, Andre Arendse, Brian Baloyi, and Simon Gopane all competing to play for Bafana Bafana.”


The Rothmans Cup and Premier Soccer League winner with Masandawana expressed delight after seeing Williams completing his switch to Sundowns.

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He added that he has been rooting for a move to a bigger club like Sundowns for the Bafana skipper to win big things and also prove his worth with the likes of Denis Onyango.

“There was a point where I said Ronwen must go to Sundowns and compete for his place,” added the legend.

“If you watched him in his last season at SuperSport, he was just playing for the sake of it. He also knew that even if he made mistakes, he was still going to play but now he’s at Sundowns to fight for his position and he did very well last season. (

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“Age is also on his side because at the age of 31 as a goalkeeper it means you’re still young and can still play for six more years.”

Taking a look at Goss’ contribution to Matsatsantsa who will participate in the CAF Confederation Cup next term, he featured in 24 appearances across all competitions.