Daniels : Sundowns Is Like Real Madrid

Clayton Daniels

Cape Town Spurs defender Clayton Daniels says DStv premiership current log leaders are similar to European champions Real Madrid. Daniels joined Mamelodi Sundowns back in August 2011 for two seasons.

However, Daniels believe Bafana Ba Style need to find the right balance first before they can win the CAF Champions league for the second time. The last time Sundowns won the Champions League was in 2016 when they beat Egyptian giants Zamalek 3-1 on aggregate.

The twelve capped Bafana Bafana defender stated that the mandate at the Chloorkop based team is different to other PSL clubs and that makes Downs similar to Real Madrid. But he wants his former club to start producing players like Sipho Mbule and Teboho Mokoena from their development team instead of buying them.

“For me Sundowns is like Real Madrid, the mandate is different there. So, they have to find the right balance between winning the CAF Champions and at the same time developing players like Teboho Mokoena and Sipho Mbule who  went to Sundowns from Supersport [United] to take the next step,” he told ThisIsFootball.Africa.

Furthermore, the experienced centre-back stated that he enjoyed his time with Masandawana even though it was not long enough. The 38-year-old wished  he could’ve stayed longer at Sundowns because of the good relationship he had with former Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe.

“I think I enjoyed my time at Sundowns, I was with a team with a lot more experience players. Players that were highly rated like  [Surprise] Moriri, [Esrom] Nyandoro, Teko Modise and Calvin Marlin. I have learnt a lot from them.  

“And yes, I wish stayed there and played for any many years because the president showed me love and care. He always told me I’m a Sundowns player I belong to be there and I respect that from him.”

The Cape Town born made 37 appearances in all competitions for the Brazilians between August 2011 to July 2013.

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Clayton Daniels
Clayton Daniels