Mamelodi Sundowns look to bolster squad with some Egyptian flair

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DStv Premiership reigning champions Mamelodi Sundowns are reportedly looking to strengthen their squad with some Egyptian flair.

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Media co-ordinator for the Brazilians, Khaled Ali, has confirmed that the club is looking to sign players from the north African country in the upcoming South African transfer window.

SUNDOWNS HAVE GROWN IN POPULARITY IN EGYPT

That transfer window will open on 18 January and close on 15 February.

In recent times Sundowns have grown in popularity among Egyptian football fans after facing both Al Ahly and Zamalek.

Their popularity soared following the arrival of – and tremendous success achieved by – former Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane when he took charge of Al Ahly late last year.

A handful of players have moved from South Africa to Egypt in recent times, most notably Phakamani Mahlambi and Gift Links, while Gastón Sirino was reportedly close to putting pen to paper on a high-profile move to Al Ahly before negotiations were terminated.

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However, this time around it appears it’s the turn of Egyptian players to be targeted of Sundowns as Khaled Ali revealed they are looking to sign some Al Ahly and other Egyptian players.

“Sundowns are monitoring a number of Egyptian players right now in order to sign them,” Ali said, according to the KingFut website.

“For sure any player at Al Ahly is under our radar.

“We could sign Egyptian players in the upcoming period, but it depends on what the team needs. We have thought about it before and we are still thinking about it now.”

TOP OF THE DSTV PREMIERSHIP

Sundowns are currently top of the DStv Premiership with 24 log points after 10 matches. They enjoy a two-point lead over Swallows FC.

Sundowns will next be in action in a mouth-watering DStv Premiership clash away to third-placed SuperSport United on Saturday, 16 January.

Kick-off at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium will be at 15:00.

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