Mahachi: There’s always pressure at Downs


The 22-year-old joined Arrows in September after being deemed surplus to requirements in Pretoria, making just seven starts in his first season with the Brazilians last year.

The Zimbabwean admits that it was a difficult to play at such a big club with huge expectations.

“I came from Zimbabwe and went straight to a team with huge demands, big pressure and high expectations,” he says in the latest edition of KICK OFF magazine. “I feel I did fairly well in my first season as I was in the team a number of times.

“Sundowns is a club where you are not given a chance to make mistakes as there is always another equally capable – if not better – player waiting for his chance to play.

“So it is always about pressure at there.”

The Zimbabwean has hit the ground running in KZN with three goals and four assists in 13 PSL matches, and is relishing his time with his new team.

“After I wasn’t registered this season due to the foreign quota, I knew that coming to Arrows meant my priority would be to get my confidence back so that I can show what I am all about,” he says.

“At least at Arrows you can be given a chance to rectify your mistakes in the next game.”

Mahachi will hope Abafana Be’sthende will do the business against his former employers when they meet on Saturday evening at Lucas Moripe Stadium.


For the full interview with Mahachi, get the February edition of KICK OFF – on sale for two more days before the March issue hits shelves! Or download a digital copy here!