Mamelodi Sundowns' rising star Keletso Makgalwa praises SAB National U21 Championships
Posted: 24 July 2017 Time: 14:08
Promising Mamelodi Sundowns youngster Keletso Makgalwa says that the SAB National U21 Championships are a great stepping stone for aspiring footballers.
The tournament is set to get underway Tuesday 25 July at the Nike Training Centre in Pimville with Makgalwa having taken part in the 2014 edition.
At the time only a teenager, Makgalwa made a big impression playing for Limpopo during the tournament held in Mafikeng.
“I started in the SAB National Championships. I was playing for Limpopo and at that time, I was very young. That was the time where my dream of turning professional started and my big dream of one day playing for Arsenal came to being,” Makgalwa told SAFA.
“This is why I am excited for the tournament that is coming up. I know they will be young players like me who have talent and are hoping to being spotted by the scouts."
Makgalwa's career has gone from strength to strength in recent times with many feeling he is knocking on the door of Pitso Mosimane's first team.
The 20-year-old spent the 2016/17 season turning out for Sundowns in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge and was instrumental in their successful title challenge.
His performances saw him named the MDC's Most Precious Find at the PSL Awards earlier this month and Makgalwa hopes that the heights he has reached will inspire others.
"I want young players to see my journey as a motivation because I am standing here as an MDC Player of the Year with a chance of playing for Sundowns first team. That tournament made me realise that dreams are possible,” he said.