Sundowns' Monama: The quality is in the legs at AmaTuks

Raymond Monama tells Goal of his plans to keep improving his game while out on loan at AmaTuks, while ensuring his fitness remains constant in a bid to earn regular game-time

On-loan midfielder Raymond Monama says he does not care where he plays, as long as it’s in the PSL and he is getting regular time out on the pitch.

The Mamelodi Sundowns playmaker joined AmaTuks on loan until the end of the season, allowing him to regain his fitness, while developing his game away from Chloorkop.

“Me leaving them (Sundowns) was a choice we all agreed on, because I felt like I was injured and I needed more game-time so I asked to move on,” Monama tells Goal.

“All I want to do is play football. It does’t matter which team I’m playing in, as long as it’s in the PSL, that’s all I want as a player.”

The fiery midfielder has been in good form for his new side so far this season, helping Tuks remain unbeaten in their last four games in the league.

AmaTuks take on Monama’s parent club on Sunday, and although Monama is ineligible to take part, he believes Tuks have what it takes to cause an upset against Pitso Mosimane’s troops.

“Sundowns is a quality side with great players,” Monama said.

“If you take what we (Tuks) have done for the past five games, I think we (Tuks) might be able to get something out of it.”

On a personal level, Monama believes his development as a player has greatly improved since moving the short distance between Sundowns and Tuks, adding that fitness is no longer a concern for him.

“My game has improved a lot. My fitness was a problem. Now, the injuries that I used to have are going away and the fitness is back,” Monama explains to Goal.

“I feel like I’ve settled in well into this team. The guys have welcomed me, the technical team, everyone.”

With Sundowns loaning out a host of players, including the likes of Richard Henyekane and Edward Manqele, Monama believes players are not out to prove a point when on loan, but rather that their quality shines through.

“Wherever they (loan players) are, they get the confidence because they’re getting more game-time. When they get more game-time and if you’re a quality player you’re always bound to get attention,” he said.

“You’re already a quality player, it’s just that you weren’t playing that other side. It’s all about the quality in the legs.”