Sphelele Mkhulise – From ball boy to playing in the first team

Mamelodi Sundowns Youth Academy has been developing some quality players over the years and some have gone on to don the jersey and even move abroad. One player who has raised his hand is Sphelele Mkhulise, the 24-year old has been with Masandawana since 2012 when he joined the junior structures.

“I have come far with this team, I’ve been here since 2012. I have worked my way up to the first team and it has been hard work all the way. Some of the guys I am playing with like Hlompho Kekana, Themba Zwane and Tebogo Langerman have been here for a while, and funny enough I used to be a ball boy for them, whilst I was at the academy, but look at me now, sharing the same dressing room with them,” said Mkhulise.

The 24-year-old played thirty-four games last season and found the back of the net on four occasions with two assists and he said that “I want to improve as a player, I want to play more so that I can try and have more assists, as you know assists are important. I want to improve on my scoring and I want to win more trophies with the club”.

“It is a dream come true for me to play for the club and I want to work hard and show all the youngsters at the academy that if you work hard anything is possible,” concluded Mkhulise.

6 Responses
  1. Gabriel

    Really love the Youth inclusion and upbringing in the club. Great talent showcased.

    Great work Mkhulise, wishing you the best of luck during this season. 👆🏾👆🏾👆🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  2. jimmy

    this one is the future heart and soul of Sundowns ,he is a marvel to watch, I hope and pray he copies and absorb the personality displayed by the senior players at Sundowns . I like the confidence and the big heart he carries

  3. Bango

    We have witnessed the hard work, we can attest to it. Keep it up. The days of a better glory are coming your way. Keep the focus, learn more from your seniors.

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