Maluleke breaks silence on Sundowns’ MDC move from Baroka

Mamelodi Sundowns reserve team winger, Sipho Maluleke has spoken on his move from the Baroka senior team, to the lower side of the Tshwane giants.

Maluleke sensationally parted ways with Bakgakga at the end of the last season, when they automatically got relegated from the DStv Premiership, to the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

And while the School of Excellence graduate admitted that downgrading from the First national division side, to the DStv Diski Challenge was not an easy for him, he said he still needed to get some experience before making it to the top tier again.

“At the end of the day it’s how football breaks you, and what I can say is that it wasn’t an easy decision to play MDC again from DStv Premiership,” Maluleke told This Is Football Africa.

Sipho Maluleke of Mamelodi Sundowns before their season opener against SuperSport United in KZN

“But I think I needed it again to get some football basics right. I’m delighted that I came to Mamelodi Sundowns Reserve team, it’s a great team with a group of talented players—so I think I’ll jell in nicely.

“Not forgetting to get promoted to the first team again, I require everyone to be there for me, especially my teammates and everyone who had been there for me since Day 1.

“I think it’s possible, I just need to work harder this time because I’m playing for a big brand now, and the expectations are very high, but I will keep on and patience will have to play a pivotal role.”

Meanwhile, his coach Surprise Moriri had also explained why they have roped in him into their squad.

“Obviously, he was available, and if a player of his caliber is available, anyone can invite him,” Moriri told this publication earlier this month.

“So we invited him for assessment, and we were happy with him, that’s why we included him in our squad this season.”

Sipho Maluleke in action against Cape Town City last season