Mamelodi Sundowns Coach Understands Why Mamelodi Sundowns is Appealing to South American Players

Mamelodi Sundowns Coach Understands Why Mamelodi Sundowns is Appealing to South American Players

Keba Mothoagae
August 25, 2022 at 6:12 PM
  • Mamelodi Sundowns more than lives up to their legendary nickname of "The Brazilians"
  • Beyond their club colours as well as their on-field success, the club is constantly blessed with talent from South America
  • Head coach Rhulani Mokwena explained that the club's prestige internationally made getting players from across the Atlantic Ocean that much easier

Mamelodi Sundowns has become synonymous with mining players from South America.

The Brazilians live up to their nickname because of their club colours, as well as their style of player together with their success.

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Mamelodi Sundowns' latest South American import Marcelo Allende is proving a hit already. Image source: @Masandawana.
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Head coach Rhulani Mokwena told The Citizen:

“The selling point is that Sundowns is a big club, it is respected globally. It has a very good profile internationally, having won the CAF Champions League (in 2016) and the league titles.

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“We have big players in the squad and those players want to play with other big players and that becomes a very important selling point. That is because of the work that we have done ever since Patrice Motsepe bought the club.
"The team has always been great in the transfer market, and now we see that the club can compete with other big clubs on the continent. That blessing comes with a huge responsibility because we need to make this time bigger and better."

Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mnqgithi infamously claimed that the club failed to acquire current Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr.

Pavol Safranko leaves Mamelodi Sundowns with Kermit Erasmus expected to follow

Mamelodi Sundowns has begun a clear-out as the club looks to balance its books as well as the squad Slovakian striker Pavol Safranko has been released from Safranko after just one season.

As reported by Sports Brief, having joined at the start of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season, he made 16 appearances for the yellow-and-blue, scoring five times in the league.

It was also reported that Kermit Erasmus is expected to be offloaded by Bafana Ba Style, having failed to establish himself in the matchday squad across all competitions.

He joined the club from Cape Town City in October 2020. The champions had secured the services of Chilean Marcelo Allende and Abubaker Nassir from Ethiopia ahead of the current campaign.

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