Gift Motupa recently made his debut in the DStv Premiership against Chippa United in the closing fixture of a busy January for the team. The striker has had to contend with sitting on the sidelines for a while after suffering an injury but has made a recovery and is ready to give hundred per cent for Mamelodi Sundowns. Motupa joined Masandawana in the off-season from Bidvest Wits with the hopes of strengthening one of the most dangerous attacks in the league. The injury derailed his start at the club as he had to recover and be able to give his best, but the deadly frontman is now ready to hit the ground running.
“To be honest it was not an easy thing for me to be out and not play for a long time. I kept on pushing myself in order for me to be ready for the right time when I am called upon by the technical team. I was happy to be back on the field when I came on in the game against Chippa United, it was great to be back on the field of play and I enjoyed that after being out for long due to the injury”.
Motupa’s return will be welcomed by the technical team as it will boost the firepower of the attackers, who are amongst the highest scorers in the league.
The forward’s return to the fold is timely with the team competing on three fronts in the month of February, as they chase the DStv Premiership, the Nedbank Cup and the CAF Champions League. The ambitious Motupa stated his ambitions for the season: “I want to help the team win the league, also the Champions League. I want to contribute to the team a lot and also score goals as I have been enjoying my time ever since I joined the club and everyone has made me feel great and now that I am injury free, I want to repay the team by working hard and making sure I score a goal and contribute to the club’s success”, concluded Motupa.