Teenage Rising Star Cassius Mailula

With dreams of playing in the CAF Champions and playing alongside Mshishi as an attacking midfielder, who is Cassius Mailula?

Hailing from a small town in Limpopo called Ga-Molepo, 19 year old Cassius was introduced to the Sundowns academy in 2016 after putting on a stunning performance at the Mandela Youth Challenge in Soweto which saw him named Player Of The Tournament and he took home the Golden Boot for that tournament.

When did you decide what position you wanted to play?

I decided to play as an attacking midfielder when I was 10 years old. I got inspired by the way Teko Modise played, I also loved playing as a striker simply because I loved scoring goals and I hated seeing my team lose.


When and how did you join the Sundowns academy?

I joined Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016. When I was 15 I got scouted at a tournament in Soweto called the Nelson Mandela Youth Challenge where I won player of the tournament and was the top goal scorer.


How do you manage to study and play football?

You need to have time management and discipline yourself to know when to socialize and when to focus on your schoolwork. I try by all means when I’m studying and training.


Which footballers do you look up to and why?

The player I look up to is Themba Zwane. It’s because of his hard work on and off the pitch and he plays in the same position as me. He is also one of the players who consistently performs well in PSL week in week out.


What has been the toughest game you have played in and why?

The toughest game Iโ€™ve played was against Orlando Pirates reserve team in the second round of the season, where we got beaten 1-0, for me I’d say we did not have the energy in the game, the opponents wanted it more than us but I learnt a lot from this game so it wasn’t a complete loss for me.


What do you hope to achieve with your time with Sundowns?

I want to win the MDC league so that I can get a promotion to the first team and hopefully one day play in a CAF Champions League tournament and go as far as to win it.


Who in the current Sundowns squad do you hope to play with one day?

I pray and wish that one day I can play alongside Themba Zwane!

14 Responses
  1. Ronnie Bothma

    Good prospect…. nimble player… short and can turn quick…Good luck boy. I just wonder what ever happen to Shozi

  2. Sikelela Mpini

    I like your spirit man I wish you one day play with Themba Zwane I want to see your combination with him, all the best brother from the bottom of my heart.

  3. Sbonelo

    One of the best talent we have in mdc. Keep on working hard boy you are our future kby ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†

    1. Frans Maloka (Kiliko)

      That boy is a hard worker I know him from Sehlale GaMolepo just where I come from together with Zach(Mkhulu).Wish him all the best!!!!!!

  4. Sam z mahlase

    Cassius you guys are mamelodi sundowns future I really enjoyed watching you and the rest of the guys in that team, our mdc team is the best in everything free kicks, passing scoring pace trapping I mean everything tnx to Coaches David and Suprice for cooking you up masandawana ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†…Sam

    1. Josias

      I whis you nothing but the best. May The Most Glorious God Accelerate Your Ambition. Keep It Up with The Good Work.

  5. Khayz & Witness

    I hope you will be promoted. Continue
    workin hard , be disciplined . I remember
    u from the u15 which were coached by Godfrey

  6. Hlatshwayo TS

    He wants to play alongside with Zwane, i personally would wish to play with Sirino๐Ÿ˜ but Zwane is another main man…

    Good luck to him, with Sundowns you never go wrong.

  7. Thabang

    Home of stars ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†

    We give birth to the stars ๐Ÿ‘†
    We raise the star

    And we make sure that the stat shines bright ๐ŸŒŸ

    Ka bo yellow ๐Ÿ‘†