Downs rising star Mkhuma seek guidance from fellow MDC graduates


Mamelodi Sundowns rising star Promise Mkhuma has decided to seek guidance from fellow Brazilians MDC graduates to deal with pressure of playing in the Absa Premiership.

Mkhuma, who captains the David Notoane led team, was awarded with a 5-year senior contract in the January transfer window.

A lot is expected from Mkhuma who won Cosafa Cup U/20 Player of The Tournament in 2018 and played in U/20 World Cup in 2019.

The likes of Percy Tau, Siphelele Mkhulise, Motjeka Madisha graduated from Sundowns MDC team and shone in the Premiership.

“I need so sit down with them and get how they absorbed pressure before I can say I can play there and challenges I’m going to face. It shows they really worked hard, and I can also do that, “said Mkhuma.

“Madisha, Mkhulise, Percy and Keletso Makgalwa are where they are because of that. I just have to follow and hear from them how it’s done so that I don’t put pressure on myself.” Picture courtesy of Asidlali. 

“I think I can get a good guidance from them. It can change the pressure that I’m feeling. I’m from another level, so obviously there’s gonna be that pressure. I’m a bit scared so their guidance will mean a lot to me, “added the 19-year-old Mkhuma.

While some would argue that Mkhuma’s promotion was long overdue, he is in no hurry to make a name for himself in Pitso Mosimane’s side.

“Obviously I’m happy because it shows that hard work pays off. But then for me it’s not how people think that I should be playing in the first team now because it’s still Sundowns. MDC is Sundowns, “added Mkhuma.

“So, I will go wherever they say I should go. If they need me in the first team the coach is gonna tell me. For now, I’m still with the MDC and it’s still Sundowns. For me that’s what matters most.

“For now, I’m not in a hurry to play in the first team. But if coaches think I’m ready, I’ll be happy to in front of those Sundowns fans,” explained “Mkhuma

By Innocent Ngwenya

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