Ethiopian Striker Abubeker Nassir on Trial at Mamelodi Sundowns, Pretoria Club in Pole Position To Sign Him

Ethiopian Striker Abubeker Nassir on Trial at Mamelodi Sundowns, Pretoria Club in Pole Position To Sign Him

Byron Pillay
January 31, 2022 at 6:38 PM
  • Ethiopian Striker Abubeker Nassir could be soon a Brazilian after undergoing trials at Mamelodi Sundowns
  • The Ethiopian striking sensation recently represented his country at the AFCON tournament in Cameroon
  • Abubeker Nassir was wanted by Kaizer Chiefs as well but opted to undergo a trial at Mamelodi Sundowns

Ethiopian striking sensation, Abubeker Nassir could soon become a Mamelodi Sundowns player after could concluding a trial at the Pretoria club.

Ethiopian, Abubeker Nassir, Mamelodi Sundowns, Pretoria
Ethiopian Striker Abubeker Nassir could be signed by Mamelodi Sundowns after impressing the technical team during a trial. Image: @abubaker.nasir
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The 21-year-old has been described as the golden boy of East African football and has won the Most Valuable Player and Best Young Player awards in the Ethiopian League, Goal.Com confirmed.

Nassir was also part of the Ethiopian side that represented their country at AFCON 2021. Ethiopia finished at the bottom of their group with one point after drawing with Burkina Faso.

He is also believed to have impressed the technical team at Mamelodi Sundowns while on trial with the club, KickOff reported. Abubeker could sign with the Brazilians before the transfer window closes at midnight on 31 January.

"The boy has made a huge impression. Sundowns are currently engaged in a meeting to discuss the possibility of signing him.

"There is also the possibility of signing him now and loaning him back to his club in Ethiopia until the end of the season,” the KickOff article is quoted as saying.

In a further blow to Kaizer Chiefs fans, it’s also understood that the Amakhosi were interested in signing Nassir but that he chose Sundown instead.

If he signs for Sundowns, he would become the second player this year to snub Chiefs in favour of the Brazilians after Teboho Mokoena also made the move to Pretoria over Soweto.

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Teboho Mokoena's move to Mamelodi Sundowns is still a hot topic in South Africa and the talented midfielder has now opened up about why he joined the Brazilians amid interest from other clubs, Sports Brief reported.

Mokoena attracted interest from Premier Soccer League clubs including Kaizer Chiefs and Belgian side Anderlect. Teboho Mokoena recently opened up that he wanted to join Sundowns because he was a winner and wanted to join a team of champions.

Mokoena joined Sundowns from Supersport United on a four and a half year deal. Following his move, he penned a message to his former club Supersport United, thanking them for his time at the club. Mokoena was at Supersport since the age of 17, Soccer Laduma reported.

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