Cassius Mailula: Mamelodi Sundowns Forward Linked With Move to MLS

Cassius Mailula: Mamelodi Sundowns Forward Linked With Move to MLS

Byron Pillay
updated at July 18, 2023 at 9:11 AM
  • Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed that Cassius Mailula could be leaving the side
  • Toronto FC have been reported to be in talks with Sundowns over Mailula's signing
  • Mailula enjoyed a successful first season in Sundowns' first team, scoring 15 goals

Cassius Mailula could be the next South African to ply his trade in Major League Soccer.

The Mamelodi Sundowns’ youngster had an impressive debut season in the first team and has now attracted interest from abroad.

Cassius Mailula smiling and giving the thumbs up.
Cassius Mailula could be the latest South African to ply his trade in the MLS, Image: @MS_Sharpeville
Source: Twitter

The club took to social media to confirm they were in talks with a North American football club interested in acquiring the player.

Sundowns did not name the team interested in his services but promised to make further announcements as matters progressed.

While the club didn’t reveal the club’s name, iDiski Times have. The publication reported the Major League Soccer side in question is Toronto FC.

The publication also noted that the Reds previously showed interest in the youngster and recently returned with an improved offer for the player.

With Mailula also attracting interest from European clubs, Toronto is desperate to secure his signature.

Mailula’s impressive showings for Sundowns

Having joined the Sundowns Academy at 13, Mailula has progressed through the ranks at the club and was finally given his chance to shine in the first team last season.

As noted by Transfermarkt, he made 31 appearances for the DStv Premiership side last season, scoring 15 goals and notching up four assists.

Mailula scores two for Sundowns

Sports Brief previously reported how Mamelodi Sundowns were moving on to the semi-finals of the DStv Diski Shield.

The DStv Diski Shield sees the top eight placed sides in the DStv Diski Challenge compete for the first trophy of the season for the reserves.

Talented youngster Cassius Mailula scored two goals for Sundows as Masandawana defeated Orlando Pirates.

Hlongwane moving to MLS side

Rising star, Bongokuhle Hlongwane, is about to leave these shores and head for the United States of America, Sports Brief reported.

The Maritzburg United and Bafana Bafana centre forward is South Africa's latest export to Major League Soccer, having been signed by Minnesota United.

He will reportedly join the team before the new MLS season starts in February.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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