Seabi reflects on “difficult” Downs start


It has not been an ideal start to a career as a Mamelodi Sundowns player for Sammy Seabi.

Not only has the 25-year-old found it difficult to break into the star studded starting XI but a recent injury has hindered his progress.

Seabi joined the Brazilians from Polokwane City on a 3-year-deal plus an option to extend for a further 2-years.

The midfielder has been ruled out for 6 weeks after twisting his ankle at training before the League match against Stellenbosch last week.

But Seabi remains hopeful that his time to break into the starting line-up will come.

“It’s not easy there are a lot of expectations, but I did not put pressure on myself I knew when I went there what I am going to do, so I am just giving myself time to adjust,” Seabi explained to

“My time will come definitely because it is not easy to just break into a team and start playing.

“In the meantime I am trying to get used to the culture of the team and with the help of the management and the coaches and players everything is going well and I am happy to be part of the team and I am willing to help them achieve a lot.”

On the injury setback Seabi said he was healing properly.

“Yeah I twisted my ankle on Tuesday but so far so good I am healing better and sooner I will be back to training but I am always with the team supporting those who are playing but so far so good and I am healing so well,” he said.

Seabi is hosting his Annual Sammy Seabi Soccer Games at his home village of Ga-Mamabolo, Limpopo from Thursday, December 19 until Tuesday, December 24.

By Ofhani Munyai

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