Maluleka hopeful for a propitious season at Sundowns


George Maluleka insists that he’s having a good time at Chloorkop and want to help the Brazilians move forward to the promised land.

”It’s been a good couple of months at the club and like I said before, the team welcomed me with a lot of warmth. I immediately felt very good and positive about it so I’ve never looked back since.

“I just need to carry on working hard and helping the team move forward. All in all, it’s been great, especially the way I was welcomed,” he told the Mamelodi Sundowns website.

The 31-year-old joined Masandawana in July on a three-year deal after leaving Kaizer Chiefs. Maluleka highlighted that he joined the Tshwane-based outfit to compete for major silverware and to conquer Africa.

The former Amakhosi and SuperSport United midfielder has featured in a few games in the 2020/21 DStv Premiership.

The Tembisa-born footballer is hopeful for a propitious season. However, he emphasised that there’s still a lot of work to be done from his side for the betterment of his career.

“Yeah so far so good with the matches. There’s still a lot of work to be done from my side but it’s very early to tell. I’ve been doing well and working hard at training steadily to find my best self to help the team and make an impact. It’s a matter of confidence, but a lot of progress so far. I’m happy but not yet satisfied like I said it’s still very early,” he adds.

The man popularly known as ‘Mido’ went on to say that competition is a good thing, but he has to put forth as much effort as one can muster.

“Competition is always good especially in an environment like Mamelodi Sundowns. You have to be at your best every time you get a chance so it’s very good for the team as well. It makes us stronger as a collective and also pushes you as an individual.

“When it comes to the media, to be honest, I have never really paid attention to allegations or rumours that are said as my only focus and objective is to play football so I try by all means to avoid such, so I stay focused on the journey ahead,” concluded Maluleka.

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By Mauwane Raophala

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