Sekotlong Takes Aim At Stars

09/Sep/2017 15:30

Sekotlong showed just why Sundowns signed him from Free State Stars by keeping Polokwane City’s defenders on their toes. He quickly clicked with his new teammates and he was a handful for the visitors who struggled to contain him in a spirited performance that lacked only one thing.

“I feel like I had a good performance, I just lacked a goal to calm the nerves down. But things happen for a reason because not scoring on that game is driving me to do even better in our next game. I am just hoping to get that first goal to settle down and then after that many more will come. The first goal will open up many more goals and will help with my confidence,” Sekotlong said.

That first goal could come up against his former team Ea Lla Koto on Monday at Goble Park – a venue Sekotlong knows well. The trip to Bethlem starts what is an important week for the African champions. After visiting Stars, the Brazilians will host Wydad Casablanca in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the CAF Champions League on Sunday. Fans are urged to come in their numbers for that important clash to fill the stadium. Those wearing yellow will enter for free at Lucas Moripe Stadium and other fans will pay R20 a ticket.

“Life at Sundowns has been really good. It’s a different environment. It is a big team so things are very, very professional. I know that the pressure is higher which is why I need to be able to handle that pressure. Here they demand the best out of you all the time. You just have to be tuned in all the time. I find it challenging. But challenges are good because that’s how you grow,” Sekotlong said.

Thokozani Sekotlong describes his debut for Mamelodi Sundowns last month against Polokwane City at Loftus Versfeld in front of his home crowd as a surreal moment.

The 26-year-old striker is one of three players at Sundowns who were born in Mamelodi. The other two are midfielders George Lebese and Lucky Mohomi.

“It means a lot for me as a guy from Mamelodi to be playing for Mamelodi Sundowns,” Sekotlong said. “I grew up supporting the team. My dad and my whole family are huge fans of Mamelodi Sundowns.”

“They are all from Mamelodi. They all came to watch me in my debut at Loftus. It was a surreal moment. It was one of those moments that you want to cherish.”

11 Responses to Sekotlong Takes Aim At Stars

  1. Makhosonke says:

    our first 11
    1,Onyango GK
    2,Langaman LB
    3,Arance CB
    4,Bangaly
    5,Mbekile RB
    6,Kekane M
    7,Mabunda M
    8,T Zwane RW
    9,Lebese LW
    10,Tau AM
    11,Sekotlong forward

    Sub
    Laffor
    Morena
    Mohomi
    Manyisa
    Castro
    GK from Ghana

  2. Ja that’s good member ! Mbekile and Arendse must come bk. Plus our never die Mabunda have to come bk . Bunguly must try extra harder and also get rid of mistakes and bad lucks . Plus he must work extra hard on his speed and timing plzzźzz

  3. mkhonza m says:

    We need a win!

  4. Mxo says:

    I am disapointed to throw away three points against polokwane city. So speechless

  5. Mbulelo says:

    When will the sleepy webmaster update the website? One just have to look at the players registered for the first team this year! Wake up webmaster or should I say web novice?

  6. Livy says:

    We must work hard to move away from the current slump.
    Loosing games to teams like Maritzburg and Polokwane is a wake up call and must double efforts. Goodluck

  7. mtho4downs says:

    I sincerely put my trust on you boy,,,, in you I have no doubt that you’ll truly be successful at mighty downs,,,,, just wish to see the partnership of you and Castro ofwhich I solely think it could kill our opponents so severely,,,,, All the best boys

  8. xman says:

    Thokozani don’t pressurize yourself by promising to score look to zackri,billiant and vilakazi how many matches they played b4 they score, to play for sundowns is a big challenge alone bcz you are surrounded by good players that are easy to expose you if you are a cow

  9. sibusiso mthendeni says:

    #Champs_Downs_are _back _in _the _business!
    17 Sept. 2017, Sunday: Sundowns vs WAC Casablanca at Lucas Moripe Stadium 15h00.
    Free entrance to #StarDowns supporters, as long ufake impahla yeSundowns. R20 to Casablanca and Zebraz fans.
    Sundowns Daveyton branch has organized transport for this game, we will depart from Sinaba Stadium 12:00.
    Contact Sibusiso on 073 656 7001 / 062 158 1697 or Khutlo on 073 025 1521 or Mapule on 082 713 9398

  10. Bernard says:

    Assist to a goal is just as a goal don’t put too much pressure on yourself (pressurising) the season is long brother but what you must know is that we bought but we brought you as a striker