Sundowns Mvala

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Mothobi Mvala vs Cape Town Spurs at the Athlone Stadium. Image: BackpagePix

Sundowns star sends message to SAFA

Attention. Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns star Mothobi Mvala has sent a special message to the South African Football Association.

Sundowns Mvala

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Mothobi Mvala vs Cape Town Spurs at the Athlone Stadium. Image: BackpagePix

Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana defender Mothobi Mvala is not a man of too many words. However, sometimes things impress or inspire him a great deal.


In case you missed it, last week Bafana returned to play at the Free State Stadium for the first time in 14 years. Following the 3-1 win over Zimbabwe in the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Sundowns midfielder Mvala was delighted by the fully-packed stadium.

“I was very happy especially to play at home in front of a packed stadium like that in the Free State. What we knew as a team was that it was going to be packed and they will be pushing us from the first minute to the 90th minute and we didn’t want to disappoint them,” the Theunissen-born player said via the Citizen.

“We wanted to leave the stadium with three points and put a smile on their faces and to also give them something that they can be proud of which I hope that we did because we know that there is no team in Bloemfontein,” the Sundowns star added.

“People there love soccer and we did our best and personally I also think I played well and we help the team to win. The support was amazing and I hope we will have more games in Bloemfontein,” Mvala concluded.


Former Sundowns midfielder Bongani Zungu dropped a bombshell exit last week. His former coach Rulani Mokwena has finally broken silence on the news.

The 31-year-old star from Duduza, Gauteng joined Kabo Yellow in August 2022 as a free agent after leaving Amiens in France. Suddenly, Zungu announced he is leaving Sundowns via Instagram.

“I say with a heavy heart that I will be leaving the club,” Zungu said.

Full Statement:

“I would like to thank Mamelodi Sundowns fans, technical team and the President for the last two seasons.

“The relationship I have with the club is beyond the professional space, Sundowns will always be family to me and the entire Zungu family.

“I will always be grateful for every opportunity I was offered, so I say this with a heavy heart that I will be leaving the club.

“Thank you to all the amazing supporters who have been amazing to me throughout, I will always be grateful.

“I wish the team all the best, I know bigger success awaits you.

I can’t say this enough, Thank You KBY💛,” the outgoing Sundowns star concluded.


According to Mokwena, the decision was between Zungu, the agent and Sundowns’ Sporting Director Flemming Berg.

“Always when contracts come to an end it’s quite complicated,” Mokwena told Powerfm987, as cited by iDiski Times.

“Because it’s the agent, it’s the player, it’s the club, and I don’t get involved in that space. So that space is more for the Sporting Director and the football club.

“Like I would’ve loved to keep Cassius [Mailula], just like I would’ve loved to keep Haashim Domingo. Sometimes in football… Eh, as I said to you. I said to you I would’ve loved to play Esperance on Saturday and it didn’t happen.

“Sometimes in life you don’t get what you want, and that’s the reality of the situation.

“And football is even worse because you go to move on. As I said to you, after 24 hours you’ve got to move on to the most important things because my love for any player at Mamelodi Sundowns doesn’t override my love for the club. My love for the club and doing what’s right for the football club.

“And as I said even in that sense, that is far more important than anything else,’ Mokwena concluded.

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