Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Promise Mkhuma says the senior players at the club are not just teammates, they are his older brothers.
The 20-year-old, who made his debut for the DSTV Premiership champions last season, has made 10 appearances for the club in all competitions so far in his career.
Mkhuma says he learns a lot from the older players in the team, as well as from everyone in the technical department at the club.
“When it comes to the senior players it always has to start with respect and know when to play and when to work,” Mkhuma told the club’s website.
“In the beginning, it was not easy for me to be around the senior players but as time went on I started asking for guidance on and off the field. They are not just senior players but my older brothers and I would say I feel comfortable around them most especially on the field.”
“The technical team has also been there for me in order to help me to settle and not feel the pressure. During the training sessions, they bring cameras and take videos of the session and we are expected to collect those sessions so we can see our errors. Now I feel more comfortable to go ask them for help so I can work on my weaknesses.”
“I learn daily from the other players and technical staff because they show respect towards everyone, they put in the discipline and mostly love and leadership. They are not just coaches, fitness trainers, or physiotherapists. When I see one of them I see my teacher, uncle, and father and I still want to learn more and win trophies.”
Sundowns will be in action on Saturday afternoon, when they host Orlando Pirates at Loftus Stadium.