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.”