Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club head coach pens down an emotional farewell message to departing star.
After an impressive maiden season in the top-tier of South African football, Mamelodi Sundowns youngster, Cassius is heading to the MLS.
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The Sundowns graduate completed a three-year move to a Canadian based club, Toronto FC, yesterday.
Toronto paid around R30 million for the attacker, who scored 15 goals and provided 4 assists in 31 games last season.
The South African international’s move leaves his mentor and coach, Rhulani Mokwena, emotional.
RHULANI MOKWENA PENS AN EMOTIONAL FAREWELL MESSAGE TO CASSIUS MAILULA!
Sundowns’ tactician took to his Instagram story to share his delight and sorrows of Mailula’s move to North America.
“Like a father who’s just let his son leave the family home to venture into a new life, I’m with mixed emotions,” Mokwena wrote.
“Extremely happy for your next venture and yet sad because I’ve lost a son.
“You will always have a special place in my heart.
“You are a reflection of what God can do when you respect and listen.
“When you are tha. man(than a) footballer. When you are an incredible human being.
“We army Mamelodi Sundowns, thank you. And I already miss you.”
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The 22-year-old is the second player from the Dstv Premiership to move to the MLS after Stellenbosch FC youngster, Olwethu Makhanya.
Makhanya moved to Philadelphia Union on a three-year deal with an option for a further two years.