Sundowns’ Lakay keeps ego in check

Mamelodi Sundowns

Lakay netted for the second game in a row in the 5-1 rout of Leones Vegetarianos in the CAF Champions League on Wednesday, having also struck in the 2-1 Tshwane derby win over SuperSport United.

"The confidence keeps growing. If you score the first one, you feel confident for the second one and the third one," said Lakay, who has been converted from a winger to a left-back by coach Pitso Mosimane since joining Downs in July from Cape Town City.

"I am excited. I am hoping to grow from this performance. All I have to do is to keep working hard, keep doing the same things I have been doing up to now. Not be big-headed or anything,but continue working hard."

With South Africa possibly hosting the 2019 African Nations Cup, Lakay is especially motivated to gain the favour of Bafana boss Stuart Baxter.

"[I am] hopeful to be in the Bafana Bafana team, but first I have to contribute to the team. If you contribute first to the team personal glory comes afterwards. If you do well for the team,hopefully you will get a call-up," concluded the 27-year-old.