Downs announce new signings


Mamelodi Sundowns have welcomed four new players, including one from Europe.

“Mamelodi Sundowns are delighted to announce the signing of four players that will be joining the Brazilians on five-year deals beginning with the new 2021/22 season,” read the statement.

“Slovakian National team striker Pavol Šafranko joins Masandawana from Romanian Liga I outfit Sepsi OSK SF. Šafranko scored nine goals and registered six assists in 33 league outings for Sepsi to help them qualify for the 2021/22 UEFA Europa Conference League.

“Masandawana completed the signing of Zimbabwean International left-back Divine Lunga from Golden Arrows. The 26-year-old defender, who made twenty-six league appearances last season, joins The Brazilians on a long term contract. Lunga is a regular for the Warriors National team, he was recently included in the Zimbabwean preliminary squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

“Attacking midfielder Neo Maema joins the Brazilians from Bloemfontein Celtic after his contract ended with Siwelele. Maema was a consistent performer for Siwelele and made 17 appearances in the domestic league netting 3 goals in the previous season.

“Downs have also secured the services of Grant Kekana from SuperSport United FC. The versatile 28-year-old defender played 19 matches last season for Matsatsantsa and will be joining up with his former teammate Aubrey Modiba upon his arrival at Chloorkop. Kekana will be serving the Yellow Nation.

“The Yellow Nation is proud to welcome our latest additions to the home of the Champions,” added the statement.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa