Every time they play against us they give 150% – Makgalwa

Mamelodi Sundowns will be taking a break from the DStv Premiership to focus on defending their 2020 Nedbank Cup title which they won last season during the treble-winning season. Masandawana take on Stellenbosch FC in the last 32 rounds. The KeYona Cup is dubbed as the ‘cup of dreams’ as it normally pits the giants against the unknown, however due to COVID-19 affecting lower league football, this season’s tournament will feature no amateur teams.

Keletso Makgalwa who won the Most Promising Player Award at the end of the season awards last year spoke about the upcoming clash against the side from the Cape Winelands: “Once we saw the fixture was out and saw that we are playing Stellenbosch, we knew it would be a difficult one. Every time they play against us they give 150%, we are up for the challenge and hopefully, we come out victorious.”

Apart from the Nedbank Cup, Nedbank also provides the Ke Yona Team initiative which is an opportunity for youngsters to put their talents on display: “The Cup will always be special not only for me but also for the upcoming players, as the youngsters are allowed to showcase their talent through the Ke Yona team”.

Makgalwa rose to prominence in last year’s tournament en route to the final and scored some crucial goals which included the winner against Highlands Park in the dying minutes of the game before grabbing another against Bidvest Wits in the Semi-finals.

The ambitious young striker is hungry for more and aims to raise his game in this years Nedbank Cup: “I appreciate every moment I spend on the field, I want to achieve more than what I did last season and hope to score more goals this time around” concluded Makgalwa

5 Responses
  1. Thabo J

    You are a wonderful player and have age on your side. Just keep working hard and your full chance shall come. Am just worried about Lakay Lyle. The guy should just stick to the football basics and not try to do anything fancy as he loses possession more ways than not.

    1. Khayz & Witness

      Work hard ; take.a road work 2 times a week.. arrive early & leave late at the training session

      Do nt drink everything
      Do nt eat everything
      Pray so that you stay injury free

  2. BOH

    Why do we always..do subs after….70th minutes… this thing of not taking a shot” ….. is killing SUNDOWNS…we can lose this game… missed opportunities..1 on 1….

  3. muzi kunene

    Pls Wisemen stop this thing of converting players from their original positions you bought them on it,now I heard that De Reuck might be no.6 instead of centre back,we’ve got too many middle fielders keep him there at the back we are lacking on that position. Happy for the win today and Kapinga is giving us what we asked for all along,lastly if it was Onyango that save of Goss in the dying minutes will be a goal believe you me on that one.Ngeke sadliwa eLoftus and I’ll keep on saying that.


      To technical team and players,thanks for the hard fought victory even though we made an easy game very difficult by our poor finishing.The team is well oiled and now our main focus should be based on finishing.The team selection was perfect but Jali should have played where he finished the game playing and Mkhulise to play where Jali started the game playing.For the first time,I was not even concerned each time we conceded because we never panicked or change our our identity when we conceded those goals.I really think the solution for our poor finishing is for Shalulile Zwane and Erasmus to put more effort on this aspect of the game and also the introduction of Motupa and Makgalwa,we all know Makgalwa is the best finisher in the country,hence the nickname Aquero.To Mzansi’s no1( GOSS )welcome and good game.To the technical team no team is invincible but never lose your identity win or lose,and we can be invincible this season if we can play the same way we played the last to games.To MADISHA Rest In Peace, we will forever miss your league and match winning tackles.Thank you for the contribution you made to the success of our beloved team.

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