The news is confirmed! Thapelo Morena will be lining up in the colours of Mamelodi Sundowns next season. The big question is – in such a star-studded lineup, where will Morena fit in?
Supporters Club caught up with lifelong Yellow Nation faithful, China to find out how the new boy will be accepted at the club.
Beaver Nazo: China how are you doing brother?
China : I’m all good man, I’m ok.
BN: Let’s get straight to it, let’s talk about the recent capture of Thapelo Morena from Bloemfontein Celtics.
China: Well Beaver, we welcome him with open arms, he is a very good acquisition for the team.
BN: What do you think of his chances of making the starting XI?
China: Beaver you know what, I’m one of the lucky supporters to have watched Thapelo play for Celtics in the past few weeks. He is a good player, he is in his peak, Sundowns have made a good decision to sign him now. He’s gonna push Keegan Dolly and Khama Billiat. There will be more competition in those positions.
BN: Do you think he is in line to replace either of the two?
China: Eh well if you look at Sundowns program this season, I think it’s so intense that you need to have enough depth in all the positions. Khama Billiat and Keegan Dolly are playing their best football at the moment, and should you have suspensions and injuries, like it is now that Keegan Dolly is injured, you need players like Morena to chip in.
BN: And he can play right wing as well
China: Yes we have Themba Zwane or Laffor, he’s definitely gonna push them. Laffor at times tends to be a bit lazy. He’s gonna push them.
BN: Any message from the supporters to him?
China: He must just be patient with himself, he must not try to be the new Thapelo Morena, he must just focus and work hard.
BN: Lastly, any message to Kabo yellow in their quest to conquer Africa?
China: The next game that we’re playing against Enyimba on the 23, they boys will go out there and show the country that we will finish what we started. And going into the semifinals, we must not give any other club that plays against Sundowns any idea that they can beat us. We must show the country that we are strong enough to be where we are.
BN: Alright thanks for chatting to us mate and best of luck for the season ahead.
China: It’s been an absolute pleasure to talk to you mate, thanks!
Will Morena be good enough for a place in the starting XI?