Khuliso Mudau: South Africa Afcon Star Responds to Rumours Linking Him With a Move Abroad

Khuliso Mudau: South Africa Afcon Star Responds to Rumours Linking Him With a Move Abroad

Edwin Kiplagat
February 28, 2024 at 5:55 PM
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  • Khuliso Mudau was brilliant for South Africa at the 2023 AFCON
  • The Mamelodi Sundowns right-back has been linked with a move away
  • The defender has addressed the reports as he recovers from injury

Khuliso Mudau was one of South Africa's best players at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

His performances at the tournament saw him linked with moves away from Mamelodi Sundowns. The fullback has responded to those rumours.

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Khuliso Johnson Mudau of South Africa controls the ball. Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/DeFodi Images.
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Mudau was also having an impressive campaign with the DStv Premiership leaders before the tournament. He joined Sundowns in the 2020/21 season and has become a key player for the club.

The 28-year-old played nearly every game for Bafana Bafana as they finished third in the competition.

He says if an opportunity to move abroad arrives, he will take it.

“On that one, I think if that opportunity comes, I would take it,” he told iDiski Times.
“But for now I can’t say anything, I don’t know anything. So, I’ll just wait, I’m like you, I don’t know anything.”

Mudau was linked with a move to Burnley in the Premier League late last year, and he also said he would make that move, per Far Post.

Mudau makes South Africa top 5 list'

Sports Brief earlier reported on Mudau making the list of top 5 South Africa players at the 2023 AFCON.

He 28-year-old played every game and was immense for South Africa. He defended robustly when called upon and created chances for his teammates offensively.

Teboho Mokoena and goalkeeper Ronwen Williams also made the list. These two also made the team of the tournament.

Mudau explains missing sitter

Sports Brief also reported on Mudau revisiting his miss against Nigeria in the 2023 AFC)ON semi-final.

The Sundowns right-back had a last-gasp chance to win it for his side in injury time, but his effort went over the bar.

Had Mudau tucked home the chance, South Africa would have won the tie, but the ex-Black Leopards star says such happens in football.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.