Mamelodi Sundowns Kutumela

Kutumela didn’t take long to score goals at Sundowns. Image: Sundowns / Facebook

Mamelodi Sundowns’ Kutumela explains snake celebration

The goal celebration is odd but he executes it so well. Mamelodi Sundowns’ Thabiso Kutumela has explained the snake dance.

Mamelodi Sundowns Kutumela

Kutumela didn’t take long to score goals at Sundowns. Image: Sundowns / Facebook

We’ve all seen the celebration because the Mamelodi Sundowns star Thabiso Kutumela scores goals quite regularly and beautiful ones at that.


So the 28-year-old attacker moved to Kabo Yellow in July 2021 and has already struck two goals and four assists in 16 appearances. The Polokwane-born star needed just three games to find his first goal for the champions when he scored in September against TS Galaxy.

Kutumela ran towards the corner flag where he stopped to deliver the snake dance goal celebration with his teammates.

So what is it about really?

“This celebration was created at my previous team, Maritzburg United,” Kutumela told Mamelodi Sundowns magazine.

“The motivation behind this celebration stems from the fact that if you attempted to poke a snake in its hole, be rest assured that you will be bitten.

“This meant that visiting teams are fully aware that we were ready to strike whenever they come to our domain,” he added.


Staying with the Gauteng giants, has everyone noticed the age bracket in the Mamelodi Sundowns team compared to their rivals in the DStv Premiership? A quick look will tell you experience and maturity deliver superiority.

Though Kaizer Chiefs do have a decent number of players in their 30s, it is still not quite as much as you find at Kabo Yellow.

Orlando Pirates have even fewer footballers in their 30s than both Chiefs and Sundowns.

Ages of Sundowns, Chiefs, and Pirates’ BEST players/regulars:

Sundowns: Denis Onyango (36), Ricardo Nascimento (34), Lyle Lakay (30), Andile Jali (31), Themba Zwane (32), and Peter Shalulile (28). Extra mentions: SIbusiso Vilakazi (32), Kermit Erasmus (31).

Chiefs: Bruce Bvuma (26), Njabulo Ngcobo (27), Reeve Frosler (24), Njabulo Blom (22), Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (22), Keagan Dolly (28) and Khama Billiat (31). Read the full story here.