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Ola Masandawana!! Welcome to the first edition of your Mamelodi Sundowns Magazine for 2023! It has been a very fast and frenetic start to the year for everyone at Chloorkop, and although our Digital Magazine Crew missed the ...
Sundowns Shine: Six Seasons of Securing the League Title
After braving 48 nerve-wracking games, soaked in sweat, spirit and a sublime passion for the beautiful game, Mamelodi Sundowns have gracefully drawn the curtain on their 2022/2023 season. This enthralling roller-coaster of a season was echoed with spectacular triumphs and rigorous trials which provided invaluable ...
From Humble Beginnings To Chasing His Dreams
‘Being humble and never forgetting where you come from’. These are the values that the mother of Bafana Ba Style’s breakout star, Cassius Mailula, instilled in her son ... The 21-year-old may be soft spoken off the pitch but his goalscoring abilities speak volumes on the field of play. Mailula’s formidable debut saw him ...
Coach Lunga and the Baby Brazilians Prepare for Portugal
Mamelodi Sundowns is deeply committed to improving its youth development programs by investing in the development of both players and coaches within its thriving academy system. By focusing on this goal, the club aims to create a robust pipeline of talented players who can make it to the first team and eventually ...
Kevin De Bruyne: Sundowns U15 Squad to Fly the Flag High in Belgium
Playing against some of the best teams in the world is the dream of most aspiring footballers. Having the opportunity to participate in a tournament on another continent created by a global soccer star, can sometimes feel like a distant opportunity; but this is not the case for the Mamelodi Sundowns under-15 side.
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Fresh & Focused: Mamelodi Sundowns Inspires the Youth in January
January is often seen as the month that provides a fresh start for students and marks the beginning of the academic year. As the rest of South Africa celebrate youth month in June, the club took it upon themselves to reinvent the wheel and celebrate school kids as they kickstarted 2023. Mamelodi Sundown’s intention was ...
The South American Sensation Celebrates Five Years at Sundowns
In 2018, Mamelodi Sundowns made sports headlines after signing talented Uruguayan midfielder Gaston Sirino. Expectedly, the football player has grown in leaps and bounds throughout his five-year career with the Brazilians. Moreover, Sirino has played a vital role in some of Masandawana's historic victories. Recently ...
Masandawana’s Ground-breaking Partnership with Upskillist
Providing quality education for all is a crucial step towards creating a peaceful and prosperous world. This is because education empowers people with the knowledge and skills required to access employment opportunities and make a living. The United Nations (UN) proclaimed the 24th of January as the ...
The Balancing Act: Juggling Sports and Education
We are taught at a young age to focus on our studies, work hard and ensure we prioritize education. However, at some point in our lives we face the reality that we need to manage our time to achieve our goals, whether we are working part time, playing a professional sport or just managing a household. This is not ...
The Reigning Queen, Boitumelo Rabale’s Triumphant 2022 Season
HollywoodBets Super League player of the season Boitumelo Rabale, affectionately known as “Queen” was the gift that kept on giving in the soccer league’s preceding season. The 26-year-old attacking midfielder scored twenty-four league goals and played a pivotal role in Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies retaining their ...
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Mamelodi Sundowns – CAF Champions League Journey
Mamelodi Sundowns have qualified for the CAF Champions League 16 times during the club’s illustrious history; finishing as runners-up in 2001 before winning the competition in 2016. Three club legends – Tiyani Mabunda, Hlompho Kekana and Teko Modise – explain what makes this season’s campaign special.
FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Which Sundowns Ladies stars will be there?
The Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies well-oiled juggernaut continues to steamroll past opponents in the domestic league. The team has a lot at stake, with their sights set on retaining the Hollywoodbets Super League and reclaiming glory on the continent. On a personal level, several players will be looking to earn a ticket to the ...
Banyana Ba Style’s Quest for a Quadruple
The quest for a fourth domestic league title is one of the objectives of the Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies’ team. This is a clear message from Banyana Ba Style’s Coach, Jerry ‘Kappa’ Tshabalala, who has been at the helm of the team during some of their monumental victories. After relinquishing their CAF Women’s Champions ...
Is Artificial Intelligence a Gamechanger? The Impacts of Digitisation on Football
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made significant advancements in many industries, helping to solve complex problems worldwide. The football industry is no exception, as it has also embraced AI to improve performance through data analysis. This technology has enabled sports science practitioners to make better ...
Uyanda Msomi: Mamelodi Sundowns FIFA ’23 Championship’s Youngest
With the exponential growth of gaming across the globe, there is no doubt that the youth have taken a keen interest into the world of gaming and esports. According to Games Industry Africa (GIA) Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to be the fastest-growing gaming region in the world with South Africa leading the gaming ...
The Rhythm of the Beautiful Game: Pabi Cooper Talks About Her Love for Music & Football
Paballo Basetsana Mothapo, popularly known as Pabi Cooper is a jack of all trades. The 22-year-old musician, dancer, footballer, and referee rose to fame following the release of her hit single ‘Isphithiphithi’ in 2021. Keeping the momentum going, the multi-talented artist went on to feature in some of Mzansi’s biggest ...
The Future of African Football is Female
Masandawana Youth Player Lumka Qhekeka Shoots for the Stars The rise of women’s football on the African continent has unearthed many prolific players of the sport across the diaspora. Historically, South Africa did not have a professional women’s football league until the trailblazing inception of the HollywoodBets Super League in 2019. Going further afield, the introduction of ...
The Future of the Brazilians - Junior Ladies
This or That Tag with Oratile Mokwena
Oratile, Banayana Ba Style’s defender, outside of football is outgoing and adventurous. She enjoys shopping and trying out new restaurants. Oratile is a content creator on Instagram and Tiktok. The social butterfly enjoys being outside and trying out new things. She describes herself as fashionable and romantic.
If You Look Good, You Feel Good
Star Athlete Lebohang Maboe’s Travelling Essentials & Grooming Secrets. Lebohang Kgosana Maboe, better known as "Lebza" by his fellow teammates is a firm believer in the importance of looking good, to feel good. The 28-year-old Puma athlete is known for being fashionable and having an ultra-modern approach to grooming. A fairy-tale case of "like father, like son", Maboe is the son ...
Celebrity vs. Supporter - Ed 6
The Celebrity vs Supporter Quiz is back in the latest edition of our magazine. This edition sees the kings of the weekend, DJ Sphectacular (Sphe Ngwenya), and DJ Naves (Lebogang Naves) taking on Lesego Mabena and Idah Mmapula Mothala on a tag team battle.
Written in the Stars: Players Zodiac Signs
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Learn a Sundowns Song - Ed 6
The Yellow Nation is known for their enchanting stadium ambiance. Every game overflows with melody, making the “Sgubhu” section the place to be at the stadium. Masandawana, it’s that time again when we learn a new song.
Masandawana, put your knowledge to the test! Find the hidden message using the letters in this puzzle to learn more about the club’s goals and mission.
Fashion, Music & Sneakers: A chat with Hayden Manuel: Puma Sportstyle Marketing Manager
From being a blogger around 2010 to the Sportstyle Marketing Manager at Puma, Hayden Manuel is a creative known amongst the celebrity circles and industry for delivering innovative and fresh campaigns for Puma. His creative flair carried him through the streets of Cape Town where he established himself ...
Yellow At Heart: Getting to Know Sandawana, Tshiamo Malebye
The Yellow Nation’s unwavering support has been a principal source of confidence and motivation for Mamelodi Sundowns football players. Masandawana supporters’ rhythmic singing at the stadium has promoted a sense of pride that is felt both by the players, as well as the technical team. To show gratitude ...
The Future of the Brazilians
Afro Anthems Radar: African Songs to Add to Your Dance Playlist
Music has been a universal language since the beginning of time. Historically, music played a pivotal role in promoting peace and harmony across the globe. On the African continent, it is a social activity in which everyone participates during auspicious ceremonies such as weddings, births, as well as cultural festivals.
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Mailula thanking fans for their support
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‘Being humble and never forgetting where you come from’. These are the values that the mother of Bafana Ba Style’s breakout star,
, instilled in her son. The 21-year-old may be soft spoken off the pitch but his goalscoring abilities speak volumes on the field of play. Mailula’s formidable debut saw him become one of the most sought-after players on the African continent. Following his promotion to the Mamelodi Sundowns’ senior team this season, the striker has caught the interest of the footballing community and fans alike, scoring multiple goals across competitions.
When asked about his source of motivation, Mailula expressed that playing for the first team has always been his dream.
“My drive has always come from my dedication to work hard and earn a spot in the senior team and change my family’s circumstances,”
The talented striker has scored an impressive sixteen goals across all competitions this season. However, the journey has not been smooth sailing. Adjusting to the team’s style of play has been a challenging factor for him. Mailula expressed that he had to break out of his shell to gel with the team,
“I won’t lie, playing in the senior team is not easy. At first, it was challenging to adapt to everything that was happening. It felt surreal to be playing alongside footballers who I used to see on the field when I was still a ball boy.”
Cassius celebrating a goal
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The Masandawana striker spoke about what it felt like when joining the team and who guided him during his adjustment,
“Initially it was overwhelming but the senior players kept supporting me. Themba Zwane and Bongani Zungu kept reminding me that it is okay to make mistakes because they provide learning curves in order to improve one’s game. Hearing those words from seasoned professionals motivated me to work towards finding my rhythm and giving me the opportunity to really enjoy the game.”
Furthermore, the youngster shared some insight on his state of mind leading up to his debut against Chippa United,
“When I was told that I was going onto the pitch, I could not believe it! The score was at a stalemate and the tempo of the game was high. I was really nervous but with the guidance from the coaches and my fellow teammates, I settled into the game quickly. Getting maximum points on the day was the cherry on top.”
Cassius embraces Coach Rulani during a match
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The Ga-Molepo born footballer joined the Brazilians at the tender age of 14 years. Mailula shared how he coped in a new environment and adapted to the big city.
"Moving away from home at a young age was a bit daunting. However, my desire to improve the lives of my family, particularly my single mother, kept me going. I am not only doing this for myself, but for my family and the kids back at home.”
Speaking on who was key to him settling at the club when joining the academy,
“Our house mother at the Mamelodi Sundowns Academy, Nomonde Nobela, residence made me feel at home. My coaches also played a huge role in my performance, with a special mention to Coach Godfrey Sapula. He really helped me enhance my skills. Additionally, after only being at the club for a few months, I was afforded the opportunity to travel the world (China and Japan) and win some trophies. That was the first time I flew in a plane!”,
admitted the young striker.
“I believe that is where my winning mentality started and is what drives me to give my best in whatever I do.”
Cassius celebrating a goal with teammates during the Carling Black Label Cup
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Mailula has earned high praise and plaudits since his formidable rise. Earlier this year, he became the youngest football player, in Mamelodi Sundowns history, to score ten goals in a season. The youngster shared that he was honored by the historic achievement.
“I am so grateful for this milestone. It makes me think about everything that I have been through over the past few months. I did not expect to play regularly and score as many goals as I have in my first season with the senior team.”
With his fantastic goal scoring form and showing no signs of stopping, the 21 year-old spoke about his personal ambitions how he plans to achieve them,
“Two years ago, my immediate objectives were to get promoted to the senior team and
and play CAF Champions League. Through hard work, determination and by God’s grace, I am living that dream. Like any other footballer, I aspire to play for a big team in Europe one day.”
When asked about the European football club that he wishes to play for, Cassius smiled and responded,
“Chelsea! I have always been a big fan of the club.”
Mailula celebrating a goal with Grant Kekana and Teboho Mokoena
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Four Things you did not know about Mailula:
He enjoys playing FIFA23 with fellow Masandawana player, Ntando Nkosi.
He enjoys binge watching on Netflix.
He has a song composed by the Yellow Nation.
( I was shocked at Orlando Stadium when I was called to come to the side where the supporters were and I was told they have a song about me)
He has one sibling.