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Patrick Mayo's son on following his father's footstep and doing even better

Newly signed Cape Town City forward Khanyisa Mayo talks on how he would like to live up to the Mayo Legacy and take the legacy built by his father Patrick Mayo to the next level

Khanyisa who rose to fame in last year's Nedbank Cup, where he won the Nedbank Cup Most Promising Player of the Season was snatched by Cape Town City from Richards Bay during the transfer window.

Born in Gqeberha, the striker who has made start in two games for Cape Town City, on their 2-1 win over Amazulu in the MTN 8 last week and the 0-0 draw last night with SuperSport United.

“Like, to be honest with you, like the pressure is always there because you have to live up to the Mayo surname,” Khanyisa Mayo

On what his father did?

“Look, my father put it out there, you know, we have to live up to that.But for me, it’s more than like, going more further like than my dad because he didn’t manage to play in Europe, he managed to get more than 100 caps in the Premier League, in the PSL. So I wanted to go more further than that.”- Khanyisa Mayo

On playing for Bafana

“Today’s football, most of the national teams are dominated by youngsters, you know, Check out the English National Team, the likes of (Marcus) Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka, Declan Rice, all these youngsters that are coming up and then putting out the work. 

“So it makes it easier for maybe the head coach of Bafana to say, okay, let’s try build something, what some other national teams are doing, you know, and bringing up the youth, the youngsters, that have more energy and are willing to work, you know.” - Khanyisa Mayo


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