Football legend Mark Fish has expressed his views on Mamelodi Sundowns youngster Cassius Mailula who has been scoring goals for the Brazilians since coach Rulani Mokwena became the head coach of the club.
The decorated centre-back played his football at the highest level in Europe [Italy and England] and South Africa during his playing career. Fish says it’s good to see a player coming to Sundowns academy and going to the first team because Sundowns often buy players from other clubs.
“It’s good to see a player that comes from Sundowns development academy to go on to the first team. We don’t see enough of those players that are at big clubs coming through their academies or development teams going to the first team especially at Sundowns because generally Sundowns go and buy players from other teams,” he said.
The former Bafana Bafana defender says despite how good Mailula has been thus far, it’s too early to assume whether he’ll break records or not at Sundowns. Fish believes the attacking midfielder need more seasons in the PSL to prove himself.
“Give Mailula a chance to play three or four season at the highest level and then we can start saying he might have a chance or he will break records at Sundowns. First of all, he needs to adapt in the PSL and who knows he might move to bigger and better things.”
The 21-year-old has been scoring goals for Masandawana in the absences of Peter Shalulile who was injured. Mailula has scored five goals in all competitions for Mamelodi Sundowns thus far.