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Mamelodi Sundowns banked R3 million for winning the Carling Black Label Cup. Image: @Masandawana/Twitter

Sundowns: Kekana shares caution on new super kid 

There’s a brand new megastar at Mamelodi Sundowns. His name is Cassius Mailula. Here’s what Hlompho Kekana believes should happen.

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Mamelodi Sundowns banked R3 million for winning the Carling Black Label Cup. Image: @Masandawana/Twitter

Mamelodi Sundowns’ past superstars like Percy Tau and Themba Zwane did not fly so high so early as Mailula has done.

Should there be some caution applied? Hlompho Kekana believes so.

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According to the Zebediela-born legend, the 21-year-old Sundowns striker needs guidance and wisdom on his side to fulfill his exciting promise.

 “He is a kid who needs to be guided properly and you will only get experience on the field of play,” Kekana said via the Sowetan.

“At this moment I have no doubt that he will blossom because of his attitude, having seen the matches he has played so far. He is on the right track because he is giving performances in every match that he plays.

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Cassius Mailula of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates a goal with teammates during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between Maritzburg United and Mamelodi Sundowns at Harry Gwala Stadium, in Durban on the 25 October 2022 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix.

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“The hyping part is up to the media; we are talking about an 18-year-old who needs to be guided properly because one big article can destroy the poor kid.

“I see how he plays and I like how he applies himself in matches. I like his attitude and if he stays true to the process he will be a big thing in South African football if he continues to work extra hard.

“He’s got an eye for goal, as you may have seen in the last matches that he played. He is exciting and you can tell the kid enjoys playing football. The hyping part, I cannot control that, it is up to him how he accepts and takes it, but without a doubt he is a good player.

“The structure [at Sundowns] is good, you must remember that they are fortunate to play in the Champions League and if you play in that space continuously you stand a chance of developing as a player because of the different game modes that are applied at that tournament,” the Sundowns legend concluded.

Meanwhile, the Ga-Molepo-born striker is expected to start against Orlando Pirates on 31 December.

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