Mdledle’s move from his former club Orlando Pirates to Mamelodi Sundowns has reignited his football career, and his performances for Sundowns this season have earned him a place in the team. Mdledle is considered as a back-up option to Tsepo Masilela in the left wing-back position. While his stunning talent is not open for debate, Mdledle was lucky to make the FIFA Confederations Cup side last year after a rather lethargic season with Pirates. And although he did not appear in that event, and he seems very unlikely to unseat Masilela, Mdledle has done enough with Sundowns and in training for coach Carlos Alberto Parreira to keep his place in the hosts’ side.
Born in the Eastern Cape, the left-back was an integral part of South Africa's U-23 team that featured in the 2008 Olympic qualifiers. Mdledle started his career in the semi-professional ranks with Witbank Spurs before being spotted by Orlando Pirates talent scout and development coach, Augasto Palacios. He made his debut for Pirates in 2005, then only 20 years old. For a youngster bestowed with so much talent, Mdledle will view the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ as an opportunity to finally realise his talent by seizing on any opportunities in front of the home support.