Polokwane City signing Monama: No Mamelodi Sundowns regrets
Posted: 17 October 2014 Time: 11:59
Polokwane City’s recent signing Raymond Monama insists he has no regrets about his stay at Mamelodi Sundowns despite only playing seven official minutes for the Brazilians.
Monama joined City last month on a deal lasting to the end of the season after realising that he had no hope of playing at Sundowns, though he still had a running contract.
“I know this might sound rather difficult to believe to other people but I have no regrets about the time that I spent there,” he tells KickOff.com.
“Of course I didn’t play but I learnt a lot during my time there, they opened my eyes to a lot of things that I wasn’t familiar with before I went there. Though I didn’t play much my game improved from rubbing shoulders with all the quality players that they have there, working with coach Pitso [Mosimane] and the fact that we were using good facilities for training every day.
“It could have been better if I had played but I have become a better player and a better human being from having been there. To be honest I have no regrets about having been at Sundowns because it helped me grow.”
Following his six-month horror spell during the first half of last season when he came on as a substitute only once, Monama then moved on loan to University of Pretoria in January where he got game-time before returning to Chloorkop in July.
The 25-year-old adds that he is glad to be at a club where he will be afforded a chance to play and is aiming to make a difference.
“I am happy to be at a club where I will be given a chance to play. My plan is to see us move away from the relegation zone and push to be somewhere near the top eight with the hope that we will also do well in the Nedbank Cup.”