Lakay shares his thoughts on how he has improved at Mamelodi Sundowns

Lyle Lakay joined Mamelodi Sundowns in 2018 and has already won two league titles, the Telkom Knockout and the Nedbank Cup. Lakay shared how he has grown as a player since joining Masandawana.

“I still have a lot to learn when it comes to it, but I feel for me mentally, this has made me stronger. At the end of the day, I would say the main thing that has improved in me is my mentality. It’s made me a better player. If you look at it now compared to before, I’ve improved a lot.”

The 29-year old also shared how Coach Pitso Mosimane convinced him to join the Brazilians and the role that he would play should he make the move. Lakay remembers the conversation very well before he joined Masandawana, “it was Saturday night, we had a family gathering and then I just got a call from my agent to say, Coach Pitso says he wants to speak to you. He’s going to call and we spoke. He told me he wants me, but he wants me to play left-back, he asked me if I have a problem. I said, no, I don’t have a problem and then he asked if I am comfortable and I said I’m comfortable. I also knew because we all know Sundowns, I think every player in the PSL wants to play for Sundowns because of the success of the team.”

4 Responses
  1. Gqabaza

    Lyle is story is the true testimonials if the coach is involved on choosing players they don’t get waisted, I’m happy for him and made me believe if Coach Pitso and his assistants are involved on the players that we recently signed they would make a huge impact to keep the club’s legacy

    I remember when President Motsepe when he said he wants the team that will dominate the continent and complete to the world, many mocked him even said he wanted to buy Makhaya Ntini

    The same people who were mocking him and us as supporters are now eating humble pie and come up with other strategies that President is bribing

    All I can say to them

    We are the yellow nation and we will paint the entire country yellow

    1. Bango

      We wish to see a better Lakay, a Lakay who can shoot,a Lakay who can take on the players at times.Otherwise we are happy to see you busy in the field of play.Congratulations

  2. Keamogetswe Sekgothe

    Improved indeed, but yor decision-making leaves questions than answers lyle🙆🏽‍♂️ work even more harder, use yor brains more