Mamelodi Sundowns Promotes Malebogo Modise

Youngster Malebogo Modise, who has been part of the Mamelodi Sundowns Academy structures for six years has been promoted to the senior team. The versatile defender has signed a five-year deal after being one of the standout players in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge.

The Mahikeng born junior international has come up the ranks having represented South Africa in the U/17 age group and at the FIFA Under20 World Cup twice. His international career includes a Bafana Bafana cap in the CHAN Tournament. Modise who is also known as “Bale” is currently in camp (Rustenberg) with the rest of the squad, he will not be able to play in any of this season’s remaining games once football returns but will be registered for next season.

Coach Pitso Mosimane described the 21-year-old Modise as a player that can play as a left-back and left-winger with speed and said “He is young and has height with a quality left foot. He fits the characteristics of our wingbacks as he can attack and defend. He has been part of the junior national team and it is the right time to have him over. We can proudly say we are producing players from our youth system”.

Malebogo follows in the footsteps of other Mamelodi Sundowns Youth Academy graduates like Keletso Makalgwa, Sphelele Mkhulise, Motjeka Madisha, Abram Ngcobo, Nicholus Lukhubeni, Promise Mkhuma, Harold Majadibodu and Percy Tau who is plying his trade abroad.

12 Responses
  1. Gladwin

    It’s really great to see our own Academy players coming through to the first team…but i still personally think he should be loaned out to get the necessary experience he needs.. as our coach said the yellow jersey is heavy

    1. muzi kunene

      Happy for the signing of Modise,we can’t be hold on ransom by other teams who want to milk us our money by asking exorbitant price e.g Supersport United for Aubrey Modiba.
      That boy is good (Modise) let’s hope he will get a chance to play,if Ngcongca go to Belgium recall Nyiko Mobie no more buying pls close the cheque book unless you promote again, kby forever

    1. Bango

      Well done! Welcome and be amongst the big guns,be open to learning,hard work pays. Be part of them and shy away not from competition,you can only get better through that.

  2. Napoleon

    This is a beautiful inspirational. Atleast those in sundowns development side now know it’s possible to make it.


    This is good news bcoz we have got the best development in the country,he should be given fair chance to prove his worth.It is good when we sign young players,now we must sign De Reuck and that Uganda striker Bayo and throw the checkbook key away.

  4. Skhumba

    Good luck boy! Lets hope he will be given a chance to prove himself! Its good to see our boys coming through from the development side! Well done technical team

  5. billy

    There is still this makhanya boy of JDR. Well done coach. Don’t forget our mlungu boy at our MDC then done.

  6. Khayz & Witness

    Ryan Rae , Vusi Msimnga
    & Sello Motsepe local are
    CB that to look for ,,,
    There is that versatile
    Mokoena @ high lands spark