Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Lebohang Maboe feels he is a PSL Footballer of the Season candidate


There were some skeptics when Maboe left Maritzburg United to join Sundowns at the start of the season, but the player has proved many wrong by becoming a key member of head coach Pitso Mosimane’s team.

The 24-year-old has eight goals and five assists in 22 Absa Premiership matches. He is Sundowns’ top scorer in all competitions and his performances could see him earning a nomination for the biggest individual prize in local football.

He has been asked to play upfront on quite a few occasions by Mosimane and he has managed to get on the scoresheet, showing how versatile he is.

“Yes I would [consider himself as a candidate] I mean I’ve been doing well and it’s not up to me to judge that, but all I can say is that I have been doing well for the team. I’d say I still have a lot to do and a lot more to offer. I still need to be more clinical in front of goals and take the right decisions at the right time. I feel like I’ve done well in my first season here.”

Maboe will have a big role to play when Sundowns host eight-time African champions Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday (15h00).