Mukumela- I still wanna go back to Sundowns


Thendo Mukumela left Mamelodi Sundowns to join GladAfrica Chanpionship side Ajax Cape Town on a permanent basis in 2018 after struggling to break into Pitso Mosimane’s team.

However the 21-year-old says he wants to go back to Sundowns.”I still wanna go back there (at Sundowns), it’s a big team.”

Mukumela has been dishing out sterling performances for GladAfrica Championship table topping Ajax Cape Town this season.

Mukumela was deemed surplus to requirements at Chloorkop two seasons but now the versatile player believes that he has what it takes to play for Sundowns.

“Unfortunately, I didn’t get much game time. at Sundowns.”-Mukumela.

“But whenever I get my chance to go there, I will make sure that I fight for my spot in the defence and make sure that I do well,” said Mukumela, who plays as a centre back for Ajax.

The U23 international has scored 4 goals from deep positions for the Urban Warriors this season.

He netted a winner in the dying minutes as Ajax beat bottom of the log Royal Eagles at Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday.

Ajax are three points clear on top of GladAfrica Championship log, ahead of Uthongathi, who could only manage a goalless draw against Real Kings.

“I believe we are going to win this league if we do what we have been doing. We are doing best, we are winning games, we don’t drop points. I strongly feel we will win the league,” said Mukumela.

By Innocent Ngwenya

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