Caf football has helped me improve my game, says Sundowns starlet Madisha

Despite Madisha's impressive rise, he is determined to improve even further next season

Mamelodi Sundowns’ defender Motjeka Madisha has enjoyed a successful rise through the ranks at Chloorkop.

The 22-year-old captained Sundowns’ MultiChoice Diski Challenge winning team and was subsequently introduced into the first team after Sundowns’ coach Pitso Mosimane, found himself short of options during the 2016/2017 Premier Soccer League (PSL) campaign.

Nonetheless, Madisha took his opportunity with much vigour and became a stalwart of the Brazilians' squad towards the end of the season. However, despite Madisha’s rising star status, he has vowed to work harder and improve ahead of the upcoming 2017/2018 season.

“It was a tough season for me, and when I thought I was ready for the first team, the coach took me back to the MDC team,” Madisha told SunSport.

“I’m grateful to coach Mosimane and, being a young player at such a big club, I just want to cement my place in the starting line-up,” he expressed.

Although, Madisha holds national team ambitions, for now he is concentrating on establishing himself at the Tshwane giants.

“I’m not worried about a call-up to Bafana Bafana because I want to establish myself first at Sundowns,” Madisha said.

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“Through hard work, I know I’ll make it to the senior national team,” he added.

Madisha also believes that the experience of representing Sundowns in the Caf Champions League has played an important role in his development.

“I still have to improve here and there next season. African football has exposed me to different challenges and helped improve my aggression and technique as a defender,” Madisha concluded.