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Rhulani Mokwena backs new signing Lesiba Nku to shine at Mamelodi Sundowns

Coach Rhulani Mokwena expects new signing Lesiba Nku to continue to thrive at Mamelodi Sundowns.

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The 27-year-old winger was snapped up by the Brazilians from relegated Marumo Gallants ahead of the current 2023/24 campaign.

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He has already made an impact with his new club, scoring two goals in the 4-0 defeat of Golden Arrows on Tuesday, 15 August.

Mokwena explained that the former Polokwane City attacker is a work in progress.

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The Brazilians boss said according to the Sowetan: “I spent a lot of time in the off-season speaking to him on the phone, trying to get to know him, getting people to tell me about him.

“Getting people who played with him to tell me what type of a player he is and as a human being. The feeling I got was that we could be very aggressive. There were other teams that even moved more aggressively than us to try to get him.

“But I think because we had developed a very good relationship, we were able to bring him this side and I think there is still a lot more to be seen.”

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Mokwena added: “There is still a lot to come from Lesiba. He is the right player and he is at the right club with the right teammates and right brothers around him.”

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Mamelodi Sundowns are off to the perfect start in the defence of their league title having won all three of their opening DStv Premiership matches.

They sit top of the table on nine points.

They will next be in action away against Chippa United on Saturday, 19 August.

Kick-off is at 20:00.

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