Oupa Manyisa: People think Mamelodi Sundowns are just being boring

The Masandawana star is hoping to return to his best and help his side win another PSL title this season

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Oupa Manyisa is eager to add yet another Premier Soccer League (PSL) title to his trophy cabinet this season.

Masandawana are currently five points ahead of the 29-year-old’s former club, Orlando Pirates, and look to be unstoppable at the moment.

But despite already being given the favourites tag, Manyisa is refusing to get ahead of himself, revealing that the club is taking it one game at a time.

“People think we are just being boring when we say we have to take each game as it comes, but when you see the importance of the upcoming matches, you can understand that we cannot afford to slip up,” Manyisa told the media.

Manyisa though is desperate to win another league title, a trophy which has eluded him in recent years.

“I want to win the league again. It has been a while since I have experienced that feeling. It is not even personal that I have to help Sundowns. They are my team now. I’m happy that Pirates are playing well again, but I want to win the league for Sundowns,” Manyisa revealed.

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Meanwhile, Manyisa admits that he is yet to reach his full potential at Sundowns, but continues to work hard as he not only aims at cementing his spot in Pitso Mosimane’s starting XI but also return to the national team setup.

“Everyone at the club will tell you that I do not feel I am where I need to be. I may have won man of the match [awards] here and there, but I know when I am at my best. That is why I am working so hard and it really helps to have Mabunda and Kekana next to me,” Manyisa said.

“At the end of the day, my best could not only see me hold down a place at Sundowns but also take me back to Bafana. That is where I want to be, and my club coach Pitso Mosimane has also said that he wants me playing for the national side,” Manyisa concluded.