“I will always remember the Compact Cup like it was yesterday. Being on the pitch with phenomenal and experienced players allowed me to understand the game even more. I played with several players that I look up to like Lesedi Kapinga, Gastón Sirino, Kermit Erasmus and so on,” Moagi stated. The eventual selection of the reserve team midfielder came as a surprise to Coach Manqoba Mngqithi. KB would go on to repay the faith of the supporters at the tournament as Dinaledi finished third thanks to a 1-0 win over Amabutho.
On his long-term plans with the club, Kabelo states that “Mamelodi Sundowns is one of the best teams in Africa. I want to be part of the club’s quest to become the best on the continent. My main objective is to be part of the side that will someday win the FIFA Club World Cup and to make more history with the club. I will keep on striving hard to ensure that my name is etched into the record books at Masandawana.” The Soweto-born midfielder also spoke highly of some of the players in the first team that he looks up to for inspiration.
“Lesedi Kapinga is like an elder brother because he listened attentively when I spoke, regardless of whether I was from the Diski Team during the Compact Cup. Rushine De Reuck is another figure at the club that has inspired me. His story from grass to glory always motivates me to be a better footballer and person,” KB stated.