Register Login Scores

Mamelodi Sundowns

'It Always Has To Start With Respect'

After signing a five-year contract and making a few appearances for the first team, one of Mamelodi Sundowns’ youngsters has reflected on his breakthrough year.

Read: Pirates Analyst To Join Pitso At Ahly

Promise Mkhuma was promoted to the senior side from development nearly 12 months ago now, and in that time has been part of a treble-winning team.

“I would say getting minutes and winning the silverware with the team was a blessing and really exciting because honestly, I didn’t think things would happen so quickly. And also putting in hard work throughout the sessions led me to get those minutes and I was happy to see myself winning the trophies in my first season,” he said on the club’s official website.

Mkhuma, 20, is competing with experienced players at Chloorkop and has been taking notes on how to be a successful footballer.

“When it comes to the senior players it always has to start with respect and knowing when to play and when to work. In the beginning it was not easy for me to be around the senior players but as time went on I started asking for guidance on and off the field,” he reflected.

“They are not just senior players but my older brothers and I would say I feel comfortable around them most especially on the field.”

The attacker featured in Downs’ final DStv Premiership clash of the year when they played to a 1-1 draw away to Golden Arrows, and he will be hoping to again make the cut when the season resumes on Saturday.

Downs host Orlando Pirates in a mouthwatering clash at Loftus.

Read: Downs & Sirino - What Now?

Mkhuma is one of several players to graduate from the Downs youth academy, check out others...

3 Ex-PSL Stars Unite To Coach In Mpumalanga

Shongwe: Kaizer Wouldn’t Have Chosen Gavin If…

PSL Release Statement For Midweek Fixtures


Top 5

Players Who Lied About Their Age

46 Jun 04, 2021 07:26 PM in World News

Downs Lining Up Monster Bid For SSU Duo?

133 Jun 22, 2021 10:00 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Highest-Paid Players Over Past Year, African Superstar Features

Jun 02, 2021 09:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Another Career Setback For Rantie?

32 Jun 22, 2021 03:17 PM in PSL

UEFA Respond To Ronaldo's Coke Bottle Incident

12 Jun 19, 2021 01:05 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Four Chiefs, Five Ahly Stars Dominate CAF Team

68 Jun 21, 2021 04:57 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

7 Players Returning To Real Madrid

2 Jun 23, 2021 11:32 AM in LaLiga

Zwane Reacts To Chiefs' Crucial Win In Morocco

314 Jun 20, 2021 08:47 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Barca Want Ronaldo?

8 Jun 21, 2021 02:24 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Agent: He Wasn’t Given The Opportunity

23 Jun 22, 2021 04:15 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Leaked: SA Olympics Squad?

43 Jun 22, 2021 11:47 AM in SA National Teams

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Another Downs Player Heading Out?

21 Jun 22, 2021 11:23 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns