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Mauricio Affonso Wants To Help Mamelodi Sundowns Achieve Success This Season!

Mauricio Affonso Wants To Help Mamelodi Sundowns Achieve Success This Season! The Uruguayan striker recently returned from a lengthy spell on the side lines.

Mauricio Affonso Wants To Help Mamelodi Sundowns Achieve Success This Season! The Uruguayan striker recently returned from a lengthy spell on the side lines.

Affonso last played for Sundowns in December 2019. He made his return in the 2-1 victory over Stellenbosch FC in the DSTV Premiership last weekend.

It was a cameo appearance which saw him return to the field of play for the 1st time in over a year. He claims to have struggled with everyday life as he was injured for a year.

“The year was difficult and very long for me, I have never had to live this situation of having to recover from such a long and annoying injury.” Affonso told the club website.

Mauricio Affonso Wants To Help Mamelodi Sundowns Achieve Success This Season!

“It was clear in my head that I had to play again because soccer is my passion and that was my goal. It was not easy at all, I was fighting with this setback day by day, sometimes I was feeling better and sometimes I did not.

“I also had the help of a sports psychologist which helped a lot. Today I can say that I achieved it and I am back on a soccer field” he added.

He was extremely thrilled to make his return against Stellies on Saturday. Peter Shalulile scored a last minute winner to secure a 2-1 victory for The Brazilians.

“The truth is I am very happy, I was very eager to return and be able to help the team by contributing my part. I felt great satisfaction to be able to play again after a year and I felt good again.

“When the referee ended the game I felt great emotions and satisfaction.” The striker lamented.

He is a traditional #9. This offers Bafana Ba Style a different and more direct approach when he is on the field.

He is a lanky striker with a very deadly aerial threat. A different approach to the measured and calculated methods of Themba Zwane, Kermit Erasmus, Gaston Sirino and Peter Shalulile.

Mauricio Affonso Wants To Help Mamelodi Sundowns Achieve Success This Season!

“I hope I can contribute my part, I know that it will take me a while to get back to my best level but I will continue working daily to be better so I can be able to help the team achieve the objectives of the season,” Affonso concluded. 

Mauricio Affonso Wants To Help Mamelodi Sundowns Achieve Success This Season!

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