Absa Premiership

Mahlambi denies failing in Egypt

2018-09-21 08:40
Phakamani Mahlambi
Phakamani Mahlambi (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns forward Phakamani Mahlambi has revealed his strong desire to succeed at the club, and says he feels he did not fail with Al Ahly.

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The 21-year-old recently left the Egyptian giants to join Downs on a lucrative five-year deal after struggling to get playing time for Africa's Club of the Century.

The Johannesburg-born prodigy, who made his name earlier in his career with Bidvest Wits, made a starring return to the Premiership when he scored for the Brazilians on debut in the 3-3 draw with AmaZulu.

Speaking to Kickoff, he said: "I don't think I failed [in Egypt]. Obviously people will have different opinions if I failed or what.

"But from my side, my coming back was to start all over again and prepare for a new chapter that will take me to another level. Because when I was there everything was good, but I think it was time for me to come back and get the game time and return to the performance I was at when I left the country.

"I don't want to put myself under pressure and give myself a task of scoring a certain number of goals come end of the season.

"All i can say is that I want to score goals that will see the team win, that will see us all happy as players of Sundowns. So I won't say how many goals I want to score because at the end of the day when I say I want to score this number of goals, if I don't reach them, people will say you promised us to score this number of goals."

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