Mamelodi Sundowns defender Mosa Lebusa has explained why Khuliso Mudau broke down into tears after their African Football League triumph over Wydad Athletic Club.
The Bafana Bafana defender who’s been one of the standout players for Sundowns this season stated previously that he will win a continental title for his parents and can’t wait to one day take the pitch with them to take a picture holding a title.
This came after their heartbreak against Wydad in the semi-final of the CAF Champions League where a late own goal saw them eliminated on the away goal rule, inexplicably leaving the competition unbeaten that season.
“I think it was a bit emotional because we worked so hard to get where we are if you check the Champions League, the same team knocked us out and at the very same stadium in front of our supporters,” Lebusa said when asked by iDiski Times about Mudau’s reaction.
“We knew that it was in our hands and we need to work extremely hard to make our supporters happy.”
Lebusa also spoke of his journey as it appeared he would be leaving the club due to the emergence of Abdelmounaim Boutouil in the starting eleven – who has since moved to left-back this season.
“Ya there were talks about me leaving the club but it was just in the media, and coach, we had one one-on-one talks with [Rulani] and he told me that he needs me in the team, and I had to make sure I work hard for the team, any given chance I got I worked hard for this team.”
Mudau now turns his attention to the Bafana squad where he’s part of the 23-man squad set to face Benin and Rwanda in their opening 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.