Absa Premiership

Sekotlong ready for Sundowns challenge

2017-09-11 14:09
Thokozani Sekotlong (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - New Mamelodi Sundowns forward Thokozani Sekotlong says believes playing for the club it will take his game to the next level.

The 26-year-old joined Africa's champions after falling out of favour with Free State Stars and being released, although it came as some surprise when he penned a five-year deal with the Pitso Mosimane-coached outfit.

The player made his debut in the Premiership in a 2-1 defeat to Polokwane City in late August, though he is hopeful better times are ahead for the team based in Chloorkop.

"Life at Sundowns has been really good. It’s a different environment," he told the club's official website.

"It is a big team so things are very, very professional. I know that the pressure is higher which is why I need to be able to handle that pressure.

"Here they demand the best out of you all the time. You just have to be tuned in all the time. I find it challenging. But challenges are good because that’s how you grow,” Sekotlong said.

Sekotlong describes his debut for Mamelodi Sundowns last month against Polokwane City at Loftus Versfeld in front of his home crowd as a surreal moment.

The 26-year-old striker is one of three players at Sundowns who were born in Mamelodi. The other two are midfielders George Lebese and Lucky Mohomi.

"It means a lot for me as a guy from Mamelodi to be playing for Mamelodi Sundowns," Sekotlong said.

"I grew up supporting the team. My dad and my whole family are huge fans of Mamelodi Sundowns.”

"They are all from Mamelodi. They all came to watch me in my debut at Loftus. It was a surreal moment. It was one of those moments that you want to cherish."

'Downs next encounter in the league is against Ea Lla Koto at the Goble Park Stadium in Bethlehem on 11 September.

The action gets underway from 18:00.

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  psl  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 03 April 2018
Wits v Maritzburg United, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu FC v Ajax Cape Town, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Free State Stars v Kaizer Chiefs, Goble Park 18:00
Cape Town City FC v Golden Arrows, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Chippa United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v SuperSport United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v Baroka FC, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
Friday, 06 April 2018
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Athlone Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

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.