The ambition to conquer the continent attracted Jeremy Brockie to sign a five-year contract with Mamelodi Sundowns from SuperSport United.
The seven-time PSL champions are a force to be reckoned with in the continent since winning the Caf Champions League in 2016 and Caf Super Cup the following year. In between those exploits Sundowns became the first South African team to play at the Fifa Club World Cup when they took part in the global showpiece in Japan.
“My biggest motivation for joining Sundowns is their ambition,” Brockie said. “The ambition of the club is to win every trophy and every competition that they are involved in. I’ve spoken to coach Pitso Mosimane, the ambition and drive that he has to succeed really motivates and excites me.”
“I can’t wait to start playing for him (Pitso). When he talks about wanting to win the Champions League again, it gives you a good buzz. I would really like to have a good shot at that. Watching Sundowns win that trophy a couple of years ago makes me want to go out there and test myself in the Champions League, hopefully I can achieve the club’s goals and my personal goals.”
Brockie joins Sundowns with an impressive record. He scored 54 goals in all competitions in the three years he spent in the country after joining from New Zealand. Brockie is a good addition to Sundowns who are a free-scoring team.
“It’s a massive honour to be putting on the yellow shirt of Mamelodi Sundowns,” Brockie said.
“There’s no secret that the club is full of history, it has a history of winning trophies. Recently they won the Caf Champions League. It’s exciting times for myself. I am looking forward to the opportunity of playing with some talented individuals. Watching the team lately really excites me. I am really looking forward to developing those relationships on and off the pitch with those players.”
“It seemed like it dragged on forever, at some stage you wonder if the move was going to come. I’ve been thinking about it for a while now, to finally have it materialise feels great. I am looking forward to put on the shirt for the first time. I know that it’s going to be tough to crack into the side, there is a lot of depth and there are a lot of great players in the Sundowns side. But I believe in my ability and I will complement the team really well.”