Sundowns' Next Superstar - Mkhulise

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane believes 23-year-old attacker Sphelele Mkhulise has all of the qualities to flourish just like how Percy Tau did at Mamelodi Sundowns. 

 

“He reminds me of how Percy came up. And you know I’m a conservative coach‚ also‚” Mosimane said of Mkhulise.

 

“I probably would have kept Percy a little bit longer. Even with Bongani Zungu and Keagan Dolly I said‚ ‘One more year’ Why? Because I’m a conservative. I just want more surety.

 

“A good player, he can lose the ball a bit sometimes. He’s happy. You can see he’s young‚ fearless and enjoys himself. So you’ve got to let that go. And also if you’re going to tell him he’s losing the ball a lot‚ then you’re putting him in a cage again.

 

“You’ve also got to understand that last year he was competing with Lebo Maboe‚ who was top scorer‚ and Gaston. ‘Mshishi’ (Themba Zwane) were there. There was not an easy space. Anthony Laffor was part of the programme.”