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Sapula: Maluleka will be challenged at Sundowns


George Maluleka will have the opportunity to take his game to the next level at Mamelodi Sundowns, according to Godfrey Sapula.

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Sapula believes Maluleka will find it challenging to get up to speed at his new team, but the former Masandawana and Orlando Pirates midfielder reckons he has what it takes.

Maluleka signed a three-year contract with Sundowns after being released by Kaizer Chiefs.

“I don’t want to subject this issue or topic to a certain player because players are different. There are a lot of players that have crossed the floor to Chiefs or Sundowns and they have had their experiences,” Sapula told Goal.

“Some have gone to Chiefs, Pirates or Sundowns and we need to look at their challenges. I think George needs to challenge himself.

“I feel Sundowns have different ambitions to Chiefs and they are strengthening the squad to compete on all fronts and we need to wait to see how George can perform at Sundowns.

“They have the Caf Champions League, the league and other trophies to challenge and I think Geoge wants to grow as a player. He would also like to play in the continental tournaments and it’s a good thing to challenge himself.

“It’s all about how can you perform under different conditions and it’s up to him how he responds to these challenges. It depends if he wants to just join Sundowns and play football or to command a regular spot there.

“Honestly, he’s a talented player, there’s no doubt about that. It’s a good challenge for him, I think to watch him, he can do well at Sundowns. His style of play can suit the club.

“He’s got a good work ethic, a good engine, a good passer of the ball. It’s good for a player of his calibre to go and test himself against the best at Sundowns.”

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