TOO SKINNY FOR SUNDOWNS
Mosa Lebusa can’t remember the exact year it hap ppened, but he can clearly recall what was said to him. After und dergoing trials in his teenage years at Mamelodi Sundowns, the def fender was told he was too skinny and was turned away. Now 26, the former Ajax Cape Town skipper has com me full circle after joining the defending Absa Premiership champions at the start of the season, having arrived as one of the best defenders s in the country. A winner of the MTN8 trophy with his former club , Lebusa smiles when he thinks about the days he struggled to fin d a club because he was considered too skinny to play the e game. “I actually went to a lot of places for trials,” he re ecalls. “I still remember I was a bit young when I came hereh to Sundowns and they said I was too small because I was skinny back then. I can’t remember when it was, iti was far back. “I went to a few other places where they said I wa as too skinny as well, but luckily I then played in the e Engen Knockout in Bloemfontein and the Ajax scouts we ere there and they saw me. I then moved to Cape Town in 2009.” ” The once scrawny teen is now a tall defender who o is both strong in the air and in the tackle, and will get a chance to competec against some of the most physical teams on the continent t in the CAF Champions League with his new side.