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Rulani – Former Black Poison Kid Can Become Big Star In SA

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena has tipped AmaTuks midfielder Camagu Mdevulana, who played for Black Poison, as one to watch out for in the future.

The youngster is currently on loan at University of Pretoria from Sundowns and has impressed in his 12 appearances for the club in the Motsepe Foundation Championship and in the Nedbank Cup.

The two sides are set to meet in the quarter-finals of the Ke Yona Cup next month, however, there is some uncertainty on whether he and fellow loaned out teammates will play in that game.

Mokoena told iDiski Times senior writer Velile Mnyandu in edition 147 of the newspaper, how he has known the player since his childhood, watched Mdevulana’s trajectory in the game via the amateur club that he coaches, Black Poison.

Camagu Mdevulana of University of Pretoria during Motsepe Foundation Championship 2023/24 match between University of Pretoria and Upington City at Tuks Stadium in Hatfield on on the 16 February 2024 © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

“So he grew up on the same street as me,” Mokwena told iDiski Times.

“The boy is someone I’ve seen since he was a kid, in fact almost diagonal opposite to where I grew up in Orlando West. He played for Black Poison. I’m so proud of him because he’s gone on to make a great career for himself at Tuks.

“He’s a player that I still think he’s going to develop into one of the big players because he’s got everything. He’s got a very good left foot, technically very clean, football intelligence, positioning, decision-making and very, very good defence because he can play even as a left-back, he can play even as a left centre-back.”

“Now I think his offensive game is improving because he also contributes to offensive set-pieces for AmaTuks. He is a good player and one that I think will develop into something big in this country.”

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Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.
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