In a bold move to secure the future of their football dominance, Mamelodi Sundowns, the 13-time PSL champions, have made significant strides in youth recruitment over the last year.
The latest addition to their burgeoning cadre of young talents is 17-year-old Gomolemo Kekana from TS Galaxy, who has already made waves in South African football circles.
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Kekana, a dynamic midfielder, rose to prominence during the 2023 Engen Knockout Challenge in Gauteng, where he was awarded the coveted title of “Midfielder of the Tournament.”
This accolade is a testament to his skill, vision, and composure on the pitch, qualities that make him an exciting prospect for the future.
But Kekana is not the only youthful gem to have caught the eye of the Sundowns’ talent scouts.
Over the past year, the club has strategically invested in young talent from the SAFA School of Excellence, further underlining their commitment to nurturing the next generation of football stars.
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Two standout prospects from the SAFA School of Excellence who have already made their way to the Sundowns are Kutlwano Letlhaku and Siyabonga Mabena, aged 17 and 16, respectively.
These youngsters are already proving their worth in the development squads and are expected to make waves in the first team in the coming years.
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Moreover, the Sundowns’ radar continues to scan for talent, with 15-year-old Emile Witbooi from the SAFA School of Excellence being the latest addition to their list of promising prospects.
Emile is set to join the reserve team and under-19 squads, where he will receive the top-notch coaching and guidance that the Sundowns are known for.
The club’s investment in youth is a strategic move that ensures a steady pipeline of talent to fuel their ambitions for continued success in the PSL and on the continental stage.
By recruiting and nurturing young talents like Kekana, Letlhaku, and Mabena Sundowns is laying the groundwork for a bright and prosperous future.
As fans eagerly await the next chapter in South African football, it’s clear that the Sundowns are not just building a team for today, but investing in the stars of tomorrow.
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With their youth-focused approach, the 13-time PSL champions are poised to maintain their status as a footballing powerhouse for years to come.