Junior sets goals for new season

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Stellenbosch midfielder Junior Mendieta said he wants to help his side make history by winning trophies this season. Photo by BackpagePix
Stellenbosch midfielder Junior Mendieta said he wants to help his side make history by winning trophies this season. Photo by BackpagePix

STELLENBOSCH attacking midfielder, Junior Mendieta, is ready for his third season in the Premier Soccer League, and is determined to make a big impact in the DStv Premiership this season.

The 29-year-old playmaker has been influential in Stellies attack since making his debut in November 2020.

He wants to add more goals and assists this season. He currently has five goals and six assists in 48 PSL appearances.

Stellies kick-off their new Premiership season with an away trip to the Peter Mokaba Stadium, where they’ll face Marumo Gallants on Saturday (3pm).

The Argentinian import spoke to SunSport and reflected on his time since arriving in South Africa and his desires for the new season.

“Coming to South Africa was my first time playing in a foreign country, and when I look back, it’s been two seasons already and I’m well settled,” said Mendieta.

“I have to thank my family and my teammates because it’s them who helped me adapt to adapt in the country. I’m happy here. I’ve been working hard to improve myself as a player and to give my all for the team and the supporters.”

He also aims to be more reliable and maximise his winning mentality. He also wants to see Stellies competing with the big clubs for titles and making history with the club.

“Obviously as a player, you want to win and the club invests in players to bring success and we want to see ourselves challenging for trophies and winning games.

“That’s why I want to fight for the club and also make history here,” added Mendieta.

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