Junior Khanye Names 7 Mamelodi Sundowns Players in His DStv Premiership Team of the Season

Junior Khanye Names 7 Mamelodi Sundowns Players in His DStv Premiership Team of the Season

Byron Pillay
May 30, 2024 at 9:21 AM
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  • Junior Khanye has named seven Mamelodi Sundowns stars in his Team of the Season
  • Tshegofatso Mabasa scored 16 goals on route to winning the league Golden Boot prize
  • Ronwen Williams only let in eight goals from 22 games and also kept 15 clean sheets

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Junior Khanye has officially named his DStv Premiership Team of the Season.

The ex-Kaizer Chiefs star often shares his thoughts on the current state of football in the country, as well as his former side.

Junior Khanye has named his DStv Premiership Team of the Season. and it features seven Mamelodi Sundowns stars.
Ronwen Williams, Teboho Mokoena, and Patrick Maswanganyi were all named in Junior Khanye's DStv Premier Team of the Season. Image: Haykel Hmima/ Visionhaur/ Richard Pelham.
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With the 2023/24 league season officially done and dusted, Khanye has chosen his Team of the Season, and there’s no surprise that Mamelodi Sundowns stars dominated the team.

Khanye’s Team of the Season

Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams

Williams has been in impeccable form once again this season.

Transfermarkt noted that the Sundowns star made 22 appearances in the league, kept 15 clean sheets, and only conceded eight times.

Right-back: Khuliso Mudau

Mudau may have picked up seven yellow cards in 14 games in the league, but he’s continued to prove why he’s valuable for the reigning champions.

Mudua’s marauding runs down the right flank have become a trademark for Sundowns over the season.

Centre-back: Ismaël Olivier Touré

The only Stellenbosch FC player in the squad, Touré has been placed in the heart of defence by Khanye.

The Ivory Coast national has made 26 appearances in the league and has built a reputation as a no-nonsense defender.

Centre-back: Grant Kekana

The 31-year-old is a defender who knows how to keep out goals and how to score goals.

The Sundowns centre-back has made 17 appearances in the league, scoring three and helping the team, which has only conceded 11 goals in 30 games.

Left-back: Aubrey Modiba

Nicknamed The Postman because he always delivers, Modiba once again lived up to his moniker.

The 28-year-old hasn’t just been a standout performer for his club but also for his country.

Central Midfield: Marcelo Allende

Allende is the most valuable player in the league, and it’s easy to see why.

The attacking midfielder has been an influential performer for the Brazilians this season, scoring two goals and notching up three assists in the 18 games he has played.

Central Midfield: Teboho Mokoena

Partnering with Allende in midfield, Khanye opted for his Sundowns teammate, Mokoena.

Soccer Laduma reported that the 27-year-old has been stellar for club and country and has attracted interest from France and England as a result.

Central Attacking Midfield: Patrick Maswanganyi

Maswanganyi has enjoyed success this season with Orlando Pirates, scoring five and assisting five in 27 league games.

The 26-year-old was also voted the Transfermarkt DStv Premiership Player of the Season by fans.

Right Wing: Lucas Ribeiro

At first, Khanye struggled to find a suitable right-winger but settled on Ribeiro for his ability to cut in.

The Brazilian scored 12 goals in 18 games in his debut season for the reigning champions.

Left Wing: Relebohile Mofokeng

One of the most impressive players this season has been 19-year-old Mofokeng.

The youngster came through the Pirates’ DStv Diski Challenge side, scored three goals, and set up five in his debut campaign.

Forward - Tshegofatso Mabasa

What a season it has been for Mabasa.

The Pirates star won the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot award for his 16 goals and earned himself interest from Europe for his performances.

Khanye believes Chiefs disrespected Khune

Goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, recently celebrated 25 years as part of the Chiefs franchise.

While the club honoured him during the last game, turnout was poor, Sports Brief reported.

Khanye expressed his disappointment with what he termed as ‘disrespect’ shown to Khune.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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