PSL rising star wants team glory first


One of the exciting young players in this season's Absa Premiership is happy to get attention but wants that to be given more to his team.

Sipho Mbule has been one of the top performers of the season so far, especially in the first half of the season as he helped SuperSport United win the MTN8.

The 21-year-old has expressed his excitement about the plaudits he has been receiving but gives credit to the Matsatsatsa coaching staff and players.

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"I'm very happy, it pushes me to work harder and improve in every game and help the team," he says.

"The credit must go to the people who always encourage me to do well."

Despite his good first half of the season, Mbule has not been playing regularly in the second round but says you can't question the coach's selections.

"It doesn't really worry me. Sometimes it depends on the coach. You can't tell who he wants to play on the match day."

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With his performances this season, the Free State-born midfielder has been tipped to be among the contenders for the young player of the season.

"I think that will come after. As I said, you have to work for the team first. I think the glory will come to you eventually," he adds.

"If I do well here, I will be a strong contender for young player of the season."

Another chance to win their second cup will begin this weekend when SuperSport face Mamelodi Sundowns in the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup.

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