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Wichita Southeast’s Molelwa Abandelwa – Athlete Spotlight Presented By Visit Wichita

“I belong, I glow and I grow,” Southeast senior Molelwa Abandelwa said when asked about why he plays soccer. 

The senior has been playing soccer since he was six years old and has goals for a huge senior year. 

“Coming into this year, my goals are to improve my technical skills, such as dribbling, passing, and shooting,” Abandelwa said. 

Abandelwa is a striker and attacking center midfielder for the Buffaloes, who is a massive part of their success. He is coming off a junior year where he scored 15 goals and added six assists. 

The Abandelwa family name has been one that has carried weight for the Southeast Buffaloes, as they have had an Abandelwa on the team every year since 2019 when Molelwa’s older brother Abwe was leading the Buffaloes just like he is now. 

The senior has picked up where he left off with seven goals and three assists through the first three games. 

Abandelwa’s mentality and personality on and off the field have helped him lead the Buffaloes early this season. 

“I always push myself again and again and always stay positive because I am open to any feedback I get from my teammates so I can improve more in the things I’m lacking,” Abandelwa said.  “Sometimes I ask my teammates what they think I’m bad at so that I can improve that part of myself.”

With lengthy personal season goals and college on his mind, Abandelwa has made it his goal to push his teammates to get where they need to be. 

“As a team, we’re pushing each other forward, working hard to achieve what we want to achieve,” Abandelwa said. “During practice, each player always tries to outdo another and that puts us a step closer to our goals.” 

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