- Former Bafana Bafana midfielder, Oupa Manyisa, insists that he’ll not leave Mamelodi Sundowns, despite seeming like a forgotten man
- The 30-year-old only mustered 4 league appearances last season
- Manyisa revealed how his fitness has improved and shed light on some of the Brazilians’ preseason preparations
Former Bafana Bafana midfielder, Oupa Manyisa, is adamant that he’ll not leave Mamelodi Sundowns, despite seeming like the odd man out.
Manyisa found playing time hard to come by last season as he only featured on four occasions in the league.
Although the 30-year-old seems like a forgotten man, he has vowed to be a part of coach Pitso Mosimane's plans for the near future.
A determined Manyisa said, “I am working very hard at pre-season to show coach Pitso Mosimane my commitment to the cause and force him to pick me.”
SowetanLIVE reported on Manyisa’s improved fitness and some of Sundowns’ preseason plans.
Manyisa revealed that the Brazilians are set for preseason friendlies in Botswana and the Democratic Republic of Congo within the next few weeks.
Sundowns’ league triumph last season was their ninth overall so next season could lead to a landmark 10th title.
However, Manyisa played down the thought of any added pressure.
He said, "If it happens that we win a 10th league title‚ that will be good for the Sundowns family but if we don’t succeed we will try again the following season.”
Briefly.co.za understands that the club is focusing their efforts on the Caf Champions League once again next season.
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