Thapelo Morena talks about his success at Sundowns. Image: Mamelodi Sundowns

Morena talks about his seven years at Mamelodi Sundowns

Thapelo Morena is yet to feature for Mamelodi Sundowns this season having suffered a hamstring injury during pre-season.


Thapelo Morena talks about his success at Sundowns. Image: Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns right-back/winger Thapelo Morena has reflected on his success with the Brazilians which dates back to 2016.

The 30-year-old speedy winger caught the eye of then Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane while he was still playing for Bloemfontein Celtic. Since signing with the Tshwane giants in 2016, Morena has tasted five Premier Soccer League titles.

The Bafana Bafana speedster is yet to feature for the Brazilians this season having suffered a hamstring injury.

Morena yet to feature this season

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Speaking at Sundowns’ Pitchside podcast, Morena mentioned the importance of a healthy change room.

“The most important thing as a footballer is to have a healthy change room and if you have that you will win everything,” as quoted on The Citizen.

“It’s a tradition that we found here. Coming from Celtic I used to have my headphones on when doing a pitch inspection before the game but the first thing they said to me was ‘no headphones here’.

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“It was Denis Onyango who said that to me and we also explain to the new guys that we don’t do that here,” Morena said.

Morena won his first league title with Masandawana in the 2017/18 season

“For me it was very emotional to win my first league title,” he said.

“I remember after the game, I couldn’t wait to get home because I wanted to take the medal to my father. He was very happy and he said to me that ‘this is what you’ve always wanted and now you’re living the dream you always wanted.”

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Sundowns kick-off their Caf Champions League campaign away to Burundian Premier League side Bumamuru this Friday and Morena is expected to make his long awaited return this weekend.

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