Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender, Matthew Booth, has indicated that he has been impressed with Downs defender, Ramahlwe ‘Rama’ Mphahlele, but would like to see him be a bit more physical.
The 25-year-old has the massive task of taking over from Alje Schut, who parted ways with the club at the end of last season.
The former South Africa U23 captain has had to fill the void left by the Dutchman in the heart of the Brazilians defence as well as take over his captaincy duties.
Mphahlele has started every one of Sundowns' league encounters so far this season and Booth has been pleased with what he has seen from the defender.
“I have been watching him with a great deal of interest because he’s been very impressive whether he’s placed in the centre or at right back,” Booth told Soccer Laduma.
“He makes that switch so easily, but I’d really like to see him played more at centre back because Siyanda Zwane has made the right back position his own.
“I think Rama makes a good captain as well, but I would like to see him getting a little bit angrier or aggressive.”
Do you miss the presence of Schut or do you think that Rama is an able replacement?