CONQUERING AFRICA ATTRACTED BROCKIE TO DOWNS

The ambition to conquer the continent attracted Jeremy Brockie to sign a five-year contract with Mamelodi Sundowns from SuperSport United.

The seven-time PSL champions are a force to be reckoned with in the continent since winning the Caf Champions League in 2016 and Caf Super Cup the following year. In between those exploits Sundowns became the first South African team to play at the Fifa Club World Cup when they took part in the global showpiece in Japan.

“My biggest motivation for joining Sundowns is their ambition,” Brockie said. “The ambition of the club is to win every trophy and every competition that they are involved in. I’ve spoken to coach Pitso Mosimane, the ambition and drive that he has to succeed really motivates and excites me.”

“I can’t wait to start playing for him (Pitso). When he talks about wanting to win the Champions League again, it gives you a good buzz. I would really like to have a good shot at that. Watching Sundowns win that trophy a couple of years ago makes me want to go out there and test myself in the Champions League, hopefully I can achieve the club’s goals and my personal goals.”

Brockie joins Sundowns with an impressive record. He scored 54 goals in all competitions in the three years he spent in the country after joining from New Zealand. Brockie is a good addition to Sundowns who are a free-scoring team.

“It’s a massive honour to be putting on the yellow shirt of Mamelodi Sundowns,” Brockie said.

“There’s no secret that the club is full of history, it has a history of winning trophies. Recently they won the Caf Champions League. It’s exciting times for myself. I am looking forward to the opportunity of playing with some talented individuals. Watching the team lately really excites me. I am really looking forward to developing those relationships on and off the pitch with those players.”

“It seemed like it dragged on forever, at some stage you wonder if the move was going to come. I’ve been thinking about it for a while now, to finally have it materialise feels great. I am looking forward to put on the shirt for the first time. I know that it’s going to be tough to crack into the side, there is a lot of depth and there are a lot of great players in the Sundowns side. But I believe in my ability and I will complement the team really well.”

11 Responses
  1. muzi kunene

    I was very disappointed on Wednesday at unveiling of players because nobody asked the President or Pitso of why are we not strengthening the defence because everybody can see that when Soumahoro is injured nobody covers him well and Rivaldo is still injured and he will play next year.

    Even my fellow supporters whom were there never asked that they were only just singing and worshipping the President whereas we are crying about many things e.g Webmaster and Defenders,coming back to my lovely team Downs Mahlambi is available in Egypt they might loan him my plea to our Coach let’s swap him with Billiat and I don’t have doubts that we will kill many teams with that boy and age is on his side I don’t think he will consider going back to Wits judging by their position they find them in right now,Kby forever

  2. Peter Dawana

    Every blind man can see Sundowns need a good defence… the midfield of Hlompo and Mabunda is also very slow and very useless… Pitso must wake up… why not start with Mbekile and Mohomi for heaven’s sake???

  3. Sam-4-Downz

    Best form of defense is attack. Siyabonga Zulu is a defender. Please give suggestions of defenders you want because our defense is injured (Soumahoro & Coetzee) Nascimento has just come back from a long lay off so he needs to jell in with the team. Remember Thapelo Morena was suspended against Pirates as well, so with due respect I don’t think we should sign anymore defenders because we have plenty of them, they just need to start coming to the party that’s all.

  4. Downs4life-bulls

    Onyango 2 is not helping much lately bcoz he is conceding waaay 2 many goals n his commitment lately is definitely questionable period, eva since nacimento came back we r very poor n leaking in defense for a team that’s about to start competing in the (champions-league) period. Masandawana let’s not get carried away bcoz b4 we can conquer (Africa) we must first conquer domestic football (PSl) n then there after we can conquer Africa period. So 1-game at a time coach, 1-game at a time pls. Let’s not count the ‘chickens b4 they ………’ Good luck boys, all the best on tomorrow’s game against platinum stars. #kby4life

  5. Yellow boss

    I really centimeters you brother MBEKILE can play that middle field. Actually its the day light robbery 5 years contract for 30 year old player

  6. Ronnie Bothma

    We have enough players in defense. Quantity we surely have. Question would be quality. We have Morena, Ngcongca, S. Zwane, Nascimento, Bangaly, Arendse, Nthethe, Madisha, Coetzee, Zulu, Langerman. You can add Mbekile in there. Although some of these players are on the other side in terms of age. Goodluck tonight!

  7. Asnath Phaahla

    Hi marketing manager,why don’t you cover those advertising boards at loftus, eg isuzu, vodacom, jacaranda, agri etc,they get exposure for nothing and also look funny especially the isuzu one as the direct competitor of hyndai.

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