Katlego Mphela’s development coach Sello Mphela at Early Birds football club, says that the striker could win the 2013 Afcon for Bafana Bafana
Sello Mphela who also happens to be Mphela’s uncle told Goal.com that the Bafana man started showing signs of greatness whilst he was at a young age.
“It was in 1992, when he joined the club and he was only seven years of age. Although at that time he was not that impressive up until he graduated from the under-14 side, and that is when he turned into a scoring machine,” said Mphela.
According to Sello, Mphela started off at midfield, and whilst playing there he continued scoring goals before being transformed into a striker.
“The only thing that he wanted was to score goals, and I think that what has made him a success. His hunger for goals is not something new. At some stage I used him as a winger or a supporting striker and he would not score less than five goals in a match,” said Sello Mphela.
Sello says he has always believed that his nephew will become one of the best strikers in the country and he cannot wait to see him scoring for Bafana during the Afcon.
“He can make the country proud, so long as the coach (Gordon Igesund ) will understand what kind of a player he is. Mphela has always wanted goals and if given the chance, I promise he will make good use of it,” said Sello.
Sello added that he has always seen 'Killer' as an international player and that is why he ensured that he got a better club and training to take his game to the next level.
“When I saw his potential I immediately wrote a letter to all the Premier Soccer League teams and it was only Orlando Pirates that responded. He played on their development team against Jomo Cosmos senior team and that is where Cosmos spotted his talent,” the youth development coach confirmed.
Sello revealed that what has made Mphela to be a great success is his listening ability, as he is always willing to learn.