Mamelodi Sundowns signed a 13 year old wonderkid after being discovered by their scouts according Review Online publication.
Mamelodi Sundowns scouts spotted Chuene during the friendly games that were played at Noordelikes Rugby Club sport fields recently. Chuene who is currently a Gr 6 learner at Makgoathane Primary School in Mmakotse, Lebowakgomo is expected to join the academy anytime from now.
Mamelodi Sundowns provincial scout, Ike Pula said the contract signing ceremony went well and he was happy to see a local player making it to the professional level.
“The academy is keen to take the player to Pretoria before June this year. They are still busy trying to get him space at one of the primary schools in Pretoria so that he can start training with the team. The boy is very talented and I am certain that he will do well in soccer fraternity and make it big,” explained Pula.
He added that Mamelodi Sundowns signing players put players’ education first that is why they want to get space for the boy before taking him to Pretoria. He further said club president, Patrice Motsepe wants his players to get education and graduate to have something to fall back on when they retire as soccer players.
Josephina Chuene, Thereso’s grandmother said she thanks god for what he has done for Thereso. “Thereso’s parents died when he was still a child and I think the opportunity will keep him occupied and maybe get the thought of being an orphan out of his heard. All my wounds are healed now because my grandson have finally found something big to make him forget the turmoil he has been in,” said Josephina.
She added that she has been supporting Thereso with his football career after his local coach told her that her grandson was the best in the team. She further encouraged parents to advice their children to take part in sport to stay fit and live a healthy lifestyle.
Jacob Mafalo, Thereso’s coach said he learned about Thereso’s talent when he saw him play on the streets with his peers. He further said I invited Thereso to come join my team Mmakotse Ocean Gunners FC.
“The boy never played in his age group because he was matured and strong enough to play against people old than him. There is a lot of talent in our province and I am happy to see such a young boy earning a spot in professional football. I believe in him and I would advise him to have discipline and work hard to make his dreams a reality,” explained Mafalo.