Mamelodi Sundowns unveil new striker from Uruguay
Mauricio Affonso joins fellow South Americans Nascimento, Meza and Sirino at Downs
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has continued his love affair with South American players by signing Uruguayan striker Mauricio Affonso from Peruvian club Alianza Lima.
The 27-year-old‚ who scored eight goals and contributed three assists for Alianza Lima in the league last season‚ will link up with fellow South Americans Ricardo Nascimento‚ Ali Meza and Gaston Sirino at Chloorkop.
The arrival of Affonso will spark speculation about the future of striker Jeremy Brockie, who has struggled to adjust at the Brazilians since his highly publicised move from local rivals SuperSport United in 2018.
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Mosimane also has tough decisions to make during the transfer window as players such as George Lebese‚ Lucky Mohomi‚ Oupa Manyisa and Aubrey Ngoma are wanted by other clubs.
Elsewhere‚ Orlando Pirates continued to be busy in the transfer market with the acquisition of winger Austin Kaunda Muwowo from Zambia Super League (ZSL) side Nkana FC for an undisclosed fee.
Muwowo was on loan at Forest Rangers last season and was one of the top performers in the ZSL where he banged in 10 goals and contributed eight assists for the side that is managed by former Buccaneers midfielder Perry Mutapa.
In that season‚ Muwowo finished the campaign as the league’s joint-top goal scorer with his Rangers teammate, Zikiru Adams, and Napsa Stars striker Laudit Mavugo.
Defender-cum-midfielder Gladwin Shitolo has agreed terms to join Golden Arrows on a season-long loan.
So far‚ Pirates have already signed Tshegofatso Mabasa‚ Kabelo Dlamini‚ Bongani Sam (all from Bloemfontein Celtic)‚ Fortune Makaringe and Siphesihle Ndlovu (Maritzburg United)‚ Tebogo Tlolane (Chippa United)‚ French goalkeeper Joris Delle and Gabadinho Mhango (Wits).