Mamelodi Sundowns forward, Phakamani Mahlambi has expressed his strong ambitions to succeed at the club, and says he feels he did not fail at Egyptian giants Al Ahly.
The 21-year-old recently left the Egyptian giants to join Downs on a lucrative five-year deal worth R13 million, after struggling to get playing time for Africa’s Club of the Century.
The young prodigy, who made his name earlier in his career with Bidvest Wits, made a starring return to the Premiership when he scored for the Brazilians on debut in the 3-3 draw with AmaZulu.
Speaking to the media, he said: “I don’t think I failed [in Egypt]. Obviously, people will have different opinions if I failed or what.”
“But from my side, my coming back was to start all over again and prepare for a new chapter that will take me to another level. Because when I was there everything was good, but I think it was time for me to come back and get the game time and return to the performance I was at when I left the country.” he concluded.
Knowing he is expected to fill the void left open by Percy Tau and Khama Billiat, Mahlambi, he said: “I don’t want to put myself under pressure and give myself a task of scoring a certain number of goals come end of the season.”
Mahlambi’s next game for Sundowns is against Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday, 3 October 2018 in the Free State capital.
Have your say! What do you think?
Ramaphosa dismisses “sellout” allegations
President Cyril Ramaphosa has denied opposition claims that he worked with apartheid authorities against his “fellow comrades” in the African...
Ramaphosa clarifies Eskom restructuring
President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated in parliament that the restructuring of Eskom into three entities is not the path to...
Seven bodies retrieved from abandoned Mpumalanga mine
Some 20 illegal miners were trapped earlier this month, after a gas explosion took place at the abandoned mine in...
Sierra Leone adopts UN Resolution on Women’s rights
Sierra Leone’s parliament on Thursday, 14 February 2019, debated and unanimously adopted the United Nations Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace...
Buhari urges public officers to keep public trust
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned public officials, particularly those elected and appointed into office, that they must keep public trust...