Downs “desperate” for MTN8 trophy


The quest for the MTN8 trophy starts this weekend for Mamelodi Sundowns, as they take on Bloemfontein Celtic at Lucas Moripe Stadium this evening (18:00).

The Wafa Wafa competition has eluded Mamelodi Sundowns over the years and one player who has tasted victory in this tournament is Mosa Lebusa as he was part of the winning Ajax Cape Town team in the 2015/16 season.

The defender joined Masandawana in 2018 and says the team is desperate to win this trophy.

“Ever since I joined the team, whenever we play the MTN8, I know that the guys want to win this trophy. It has been a while since we last won it. It has been more than 10 years and I think that we have been unlucky because we are so desperate to win it. We have to be calm and give our best,” said Lebusa.

In the 2019/20 season, the Bafana Bafana international played 37 games and scored two goals. One of his goals came in the opening game of last season’s edition of the MTN8 against Siwelele.

“I have won the trophy and one thing about this competition is that it has a very short format, once you win the opening game, you are already in the semi-finals. With the quality that we have in the team once we get through the first round, who knows, we might win the cup.

“We are going to do our best to make sure that we fight and bring the cup home! It all starts this weekend in our clash against Bloemfontein Celtic,” concluded Lebusa.


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