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Mudau Breaks Silence On Burnley Links

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Khuliso Mudau says he’s happy at the club but if an opportunity arises abroad, he will want to take it.

Mudau, 28, is the reigning PSL Defender of the Season and arguably one of the most consistent players in the DStv Premiership at present.

He’s won three league titles, the MTN8, Nedbank Cup and African Football League since his arrival at the club from Black Leopards and there’s been talk of a move to Europe in recent weeks.

Recent reports suggest Premier League side Burnely have expressed interest, the current club of his Bafana Bafana teammate, Lyle Foster.

“Obviously there are rumours here and there but I’m focused on my team, my current team, Mamelodi Sundowns,” he told SAFA about the speculation.

“I’m very happy, to be honest, but if an opportunity like this can come, obviously I’d take it, you know.”

Mudau is said to have turned heads in the recent 1-1 draw with Ivory Coast where he shut out a Wilfried Zaha and added to his incredible rise, he netted his first goal in senior international football in the 2-1 win over Benin this past weekend.

“I’m a person that can say whenever I play I just want to make sure I help, club or national team so I was very happy to help the national team to win the game,” Mudau said.

“Coach encouraged me to go forward whenever I can, but I need to think about my rest defence because I’m a defender, I can’t just go in front all the time, I need to mind my rest defence.

“So I was very happy for that goal, I was waiting for that moment and finally it came – I managed to get the goal.”

Mudau will be aiming to retain his place in Hugo Broos’ starting line-up when they take on Rwanda on Tuesday afternoon in their second 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.