Mamelodi Sundowns academy product Promise Mkhuma has commanded his senior players’ guidance following his promotion to the first in January 2020.
Mkhuma revealed that he’s enjoying his stay at Chloorkop and finding his feet.
The 20-year-old has already won the league title and Nedbank Cup with Masandawana.
“Firstly I would say getting minutes and winning the silverware with the team was a blessing and really exciting because honestly, I didn’t think things would happen so quickly. And also putting in hard work throughout the sessions led me to get those minutes and I was happy to see myself winning the trophies in my first season,” says the young midfielder.
The rising star will be hoping to add more accolades to what he has already won last season.
“When it comes to the senior players it always has to start with respect and know when to play and when to work. In the beginning, it was not easy for me to be around the senior players but as time went on I started asking for guidance on and off the field,” adds SA’s youth national team player.
“They are not just senior players but my older brothers and I would say I feel comfortable around them most especially on the field. The technical team has also been there for me in order to help me to settle and not feel the pressure. During the training sessions, they bring cameras and take videos of the session and we are expected to collect those sessions so we can see our errors.”
The Brazilians starlet further said that he feels more comfortable to go ask his senior players for help so he can work on his weaknesses.
“I learn daily from the other players and technical staff because they show respect towards everyone, they put in the discipline and mostly love and leadership. They are not just coaches, fitness trainers, or physiotherapists. When I see one of them I see my teacher, uncle and father, and I still want to learn more and win trophies,” concluded Mkhuma.
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By Mauwane Raophala