Jayden Adams: Sundowns Boss Rulani Mokwena Reacts to Stellenbosch Midfielder Transfer Rumours

Jayden Adams: Sundowns Boss Rulani Mokwena Reacts to Stellenbosch Midfielder Transfer Rumours

Raphael Abiola
updated at May 20, 2024 at 7:18 AM
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  • Rulani Mokwena has commented on reports linking Jayden Adams to Mamelodi Sundowns
  • The Stellenbosch FC star is said to have been a long-time transfer target for the Brazilians
  • The South African international is rated as one of the top players in the DStv Premiership

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Mamelodi Sundowns manager, Rulani Mokwena, has reacted to rumours linking Stellenbosch FC star, Jayden Adams, to the DStv Premiership champions.

Since his return from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, where Bafana Bafana finished third, the midfielder has been tipped to join the Brazilians.

Reports have suggested Masadawana enquired about Adams after the AFCON tournament but failed to reach an agreement with Stellies over a move.

Jayden Adams is reportedly linked with a move to Mamelodi Sundowns from Stellenbosch FC. Photo: @MrSM_Mhlanga.
Stellenbosch FC midfielder, Jayden Adams, is reportedly linked with a move to Mamelodi Sundowns. Photo: @MrSM_Mhlanga.
Source: Twitter

According to a report by iDiskiTimes, Mokwena opted against giving away many details about Sundowns' rumoured interest in Adams but went ahead to explain the club's transfer policy.

"At the moment, the answer is no," he said.

While explaining the Brazilians' transfer policy, the South African tactician admitted that he's yet to submit a report summarising the players' performance this season.

This is the first step before any transfer business can take place at the club.

"I haven't presented a report; that's the starting point. I have to summarise the squad's performances, then give a detailed report to senior management and the sporting director - I also have some directives on where to strengthen," he added.
"It would be challenging to answer your question with a definite 'yes' or 'no' without concluding my technical report with my technical team."

Adams has been included in Hugo Broos' preliminary squad for South Africa's next 2026 World Cup qualifying games against Nigeria and Zimbabwe next month.

Mokwena names Adams among best player contenders

Sports Brief earlier reported that Mokwena included Adams among six players who should be the contenders for the 2023/24 DStv Premiership Footballer of the Season award.

The South African manager named four Sundowns stars alongside one player each from Stellenbosch FC and Orlando Pirates as contenders for the league's top individual prize.

Mokwena, who led Sundowns to PSL glory this season, also named Ronwen Williams, Teboho Mokoena, Lucas Ribeiro, and Marcelo Allende as other contenders for the top award.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.