February: I'm not intimidated by goalkeeping talent at Sundowns
Jody February insists he made the right decision when he signed for Mamelodi Sundowns, even though he will now be competing with five other goalkeepers.
The 24-year-old joined the Brazilians from Ajax Cape Town in August 2019 and was immediately sent out on loan to National First Division outfit Cape Umoya United.
Sundowns have continued adding goalkeepers to their squad and now have a total of six on their books, with Dennis Onyango, Kennedy Mweene, Reyaad Pieterse, Abram Ngcobo, and Ricardo Goss, who is expected to sign in the near future.
"If you wanna be the best you must compete with the best – that's how you grow and I think it's not a mistake signing for Sundowns," February told KickOff.
"When Sundowns comes knocking, how can you not [say yes]? I mean, it's a fantastic opportunity [to play for] African champions, in continental football and everybody wants to be there to be part of the best you know."
He added: "The signing of Ricardo Goss is actually good, it's healthy competition for all of us. I'm excited to see him, it can actually bring out the best in you.
"It shows that Sundowns is investing in a lot of good, young talent and I'm happy to be part of that. I'm always up for a fight. Anyone signing for Sundowns knows that you're not just going to walk into the team.
"It's going to take a lot but they don't sign you for no reason, they sign you with a plan. It's gonna be a fight, but it's gonna be good. You can only grow so much more with the experience around you.
"And with good quality around you, you can learn so much while competing for the same position. Who better to learn from than Africa's number one?"