Absa Premiership

Mphela: I still have the hunger

2015-08-26 09:57
Katlego Mphela is struggling to find a team. PHOTO: Samuel Shivambu / BackpagePix

Cape Town - Katlego 'Killer' Mphela, who signed this week for Royal Eagles, says he still has a hunger to do well in the game.

The former Bafana Bafana striker joined the National First Division side, who he says are working on getting promoted to the PSL next season. 

Mphela, who was released by Kaizer Chiefs at the end of last season, tells Sport24 that he is looking forward to help the team score goals and gain promotion.

"First and foremost I have to thank the directors and owners of Royal Eagles who have shown their trust and belief in me," the former Mamelodi Sundowns striker said.

"I am still hungry to do well and I will work hard to help the team in their goals of fighting for promotion to the PSL this season

"As a team we will fight hard and help each other for the good of the team.”

It was not that long ago that Mphela was the first-choice striker for Bafana, however a string of injuries halted his international career.

Mphela opted to leave Sundowns at the end of 2013/2014 season, having spent the second half of the season on loan at Chiefs, and signed a one-year deal with the Amakhosi.

However, things did not go as planned at Naturena.

The striker scored three goals in 11 appearances during his loan period and featured in just four PSL games last season but failed to score any league goals.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.